Jess Walter, author of Beautiful Ruins, on tour April 2013

Posted By on March 18, 2013

Beautiful Ruins PBAbout Beautiful Ruins

• Paperback: 368 pages
• Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (April 2, 2013)

From the moment it opens—on a rocky patch of Italian coastline, circa 1962, when a daydreaming young innkeeper looks out over the water and spies a mysterious woman approaching him on a boat—Jess Walter’s Beautiful Ruins is a dazzling, yet deeply human, roller coaster of a novel. From the lavish set of Cleopatra to the shabby revelry of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to the back lots of contemporary Hollywood, Beautiful Ruins is gloriously inventive and constantly surprising—a story of flawed yet fascinating people navigating the rocky shores of their lives while clinging to their improbable dreams.

Jess WalterAbout Jess Walter

Jess Walter is the author of six novels, including the national bestseller The Financial Lives of the Poets, the National Book Award finalist The Zero, and Citizen Vince, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel. His collection of short fiction, We Live in Water, has just been published by Harper Perennial. He lives in Spokane, Washington.

Find out more about Jess at his website and follow him on Twitter.

Jess’ Tour Stops

Tuesday, April 2nd: The Blog of Lit Wits

Wednesday, April 3rd: Olduvai Reads

Thursday, April 4th: Peppermint PhD

Friday, April 5th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf

Monday, April 8th: As I turn the pages

Tuesday, April 9th: Book Dilettante

Wednesday, April 10th: Great Imaginations

Thursday, April 11th: BookNAround

Friday, April 12th: 5 Minutes For Books

Saturday, April 13th: Doing Dewey

Wednesday, April 17th: Speaking of Books

Thursday, April 18th: she treads softly


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