Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

The novel weaves together multiple storylines spanning across different eras, from the 1960s Italian coastline to modern-day Hollywood. It centers around an almost-love affair between a young Italian innkeeper and an American actress who is believed to be dying. The narrative explores the complex interplay between life and art, love and dreams, as it moves through time and space, connecting a diverse cast of characters whose paths intersect in unexpected ways. The story delves into themes of missed opportunities, the impact of the past on the present, and the enduring allure of fame and ambition, all set against the backdrop of a changing cultural landscape.

The 10946th greatest book of all time


Published
2012
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
337
Words
103,000
Original Language
English

If you're interested in seeing the ranking details on this book go here

This book is on the following 1 lists: