Modern Fiction Jess Walter Beautiful Ruins

ISBN 13: 9780061928123

Beautiful Ruins

3.67 avg rating
( 125,232 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780061928123: Beautiful Ruins

The No. 1 New York Times Bestseller

Jess Walter's Beautiful Ruins is a gorgeous, glamorous novel set in 1960s Italy and a modern Hollywood studio.

The story begins in 1962. Somewhere on a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and views an apparition: a beautiful woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an American starlet, he soon learns, and she is dying.

And the story begins again today, half a world away in Hollywood, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot searching for the woman he last saw at his hotel fifty years before.

Gloriously inventive, funny, tender and constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a novel full of fabulous and yet very flawed people, all of them striving towards another sort of life, a future that is both delightful and yet, tantalizingly, seems just out of reach.

'Magic...A monument to crazy love with a deeply romantic heart' New York Times

'A novel shot in sparkly Technicolor' Booklist

'Hilarious and compelling' Esquire

'Beautiful Ruins is a novel unlike any other you're likely to read this year' Nick Hornby, The Believer

Jess Walter is the author of the National Book Award finalist The Zero and the Edgar Award-winning Citizen Vince. His previous book The Financial Lives of the Poets was published in the UK by Penguin.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying. And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot--searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier. What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of "Cleopatra" to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion--along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow. Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, "Beautiful Ruins" is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

Product Description:

The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later.

-Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.- --Richard Russo

-A ridiculously talented writer.- --New York Times

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Walter, Jess
Published by Harper
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0061928127 Ships promptly from Texas. Bookseller Inventory # HCI3455CDGG051817H0335

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.87
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Jess Walter
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800619281230000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jess Walter
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. -Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.- --Richard Russo -A ridiculously talented writer.- --New York Times. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061928123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Jess Walter
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Hardback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Beautiful Ruins, Jess Walter, The story begins in 1962. On a rocky patch of the sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper, chest-deep in daydreams, looks out over the incandescent waters of the Ligurian Sea and spies an apparition: a tall, thin woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. She is an actress, he soon learns, an American starlet, and she is dying.And the story begins again today, half a world away, when an elderly Italian man shows up on a movie studio's back lot--searching for the mysterious woman he last saw at his hotel decades earlier.What unfolds is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel, spanning fifty years and nearly as many lives. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Walter introduces us to the tangled lives of a dozen unforgettable characters: the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the heroically preserved producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledgling novelist and the rakish Richard Burton himself, whose appetites set the whole story in motion--along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow. Gloriously inventive, constantly surprising, Beautiful Ruins is a story of flawed yet fascinating people, navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams. Bookseller Inventory # B9780061928123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jess Walter
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. -Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.- --Richard Russo -A ridiculously talented writer.- --New York Times. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061928123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Jess Walter
Published by Harper, New York
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, New York. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780061928123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Jess Walter
Published by HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The acclaimed, award-winning author of the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets returns with his funniest, most romantic, and most purely enjoyable novel yet: the story of an almost-love affair that begins on the Italian coast in 1962 . . . and is rekindled in Hollywood fifty years later. -Why mince words? Beautiful Ruins is an absolute masterpiece.- --Richard Russo -A ridiculously talented writer.- --New York Times. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780061928123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Walter, Jess
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2012. HRD. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VC-9780061928123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 7.42
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Walter, Jess
Published by Harper (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper, 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0061928127

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.15
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Jess Walter
Published by Harper Collins (2012)
ISBN 10: 0061928127 ISBN 13: 9780061928123
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harper Collins, 2012. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # TH9780061928123

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
19.61
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.92
From Germany to United Kingdom
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book