Beautiful Ruins
Score: 4
From 1,064 Ratings

Beautiful Ruins


  • Author: Jess Walter
  • Release Date : 2012-06-12
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: 1723130 Bytes


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...

The Cold Millions

The Cold Millions


  • Author: Jess Walter
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Literary
  • File Size: Bytes


One of the most anticipated books of the season: The Millions, Vogue, People, New York Post, Medium, The Philadelpiha Inquirer, Newsday, St. Louis Post-DispatchThe author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins delivers another “literary miracle” (NPR)—a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century.The Dolans live by their wits, jumping freight trains and lining up for day work at crooked  job agencies. While sixteen-year-old Rye yearns for a steady job and a home, his older brother, Gig, dreams of a better world, fighting alongside other union men for fair pay and decent treatment. Enter Ursula the Great, a vaudeville singer  who performs w...

Beautiful Ruins
Score: 3.5
From 3,650 Ratings

Beautiful Ruins


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Center Point Pub
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 161173536X


Beautiful Ruins Book Description :

In 1962, on a rocky patch of sun-drenched Italian coastline, a young innkeeper looks out over the incandescent waters of the sea and spies a woman, a vision in white, approaching him on a boat. He learns that she is an American starlet who is said to be dying. And the story begins again in the present when half a world away, 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 including the starstruck Italian innkeeper and his long-lost love; the producer who once brought them together and his idealistic young assistant; the army veteran turned fledg...

BEAUTIFUL RUINS
Score: 3.5
From 3,650 Ratings

BEAUTIFUL RUINS


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-05-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 024196301X


BEAUTIFUL RUINS Book Description :

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Beautiful Ruins
Score: 3.5
From 3,650 Ratings

Beautiful Ruins


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Ireland Books
  • Release Date : 2012-06-11
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


Beautiful Ruins Book 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, Wal...

Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780241963005


Beautiful Ruins Book Description :

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, Bea...

The Beautiful Ruins

The Beautiful Ruins


  • Author : Tori Lane
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-12
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1940530016


The Beautiful Ruins Book Description :

The Beautiful Ruins causes the heart of the reader to pause in awe of the courage of Tori Lane's honesty. She tells the story of her life from a child struggling to understand sexual victimization to a young woman who has learned that even the most unspeakable tragedy needs to find a voice and when it does, healing begins. In beautiful prose, she invites the reader to feel her pain, to learn from her mental and emotional conflicts and accept that some questions have no answers. She offers her voice to those who cannot find their own. She lends her own wisdom, learned from working through her trauma, until courage takes its place in those who have not dared to look at their own trauma with open eyes. Lane has found a unique way of holding the hand of ...

The Financial Lives of the Poets
Score: 3.5
From 49 Ratings

The Financial Lives of the Poets


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061965913


The Financial Lives of the Poets Book Description :

The Financial Lives of the Poets is a comic and heartfelt novel from National Book Award nominee Jess Walter, author of Citizen Vince and The Zero, about how we get to the edge of ruin—and how we begin to make our way back. Walter tells the story of Matt Prior, who’s losing his job, his wife, his house, and his mind—until, all of a sudden, he discovers a way that he might just possibly be able to save it all . . . and have a pretty damn great time doing it....

Beautiful Terrible Ruins
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Beautiful Terrible Ruins


  • Author : Dora Apel
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-06-23
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813574097


Beautiful Terrible Ruins Book Description :

Once the manufacturing powerhouse of the nation, Detroit has become emblematic of failing cities everywhere—the paradigmatic city of ruins—and the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins, art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. Apel shows how Detroit has become pivotal to an expanding network of ruin imagery, imagery ultimately driven by a pervasive and growing cultural pessimism, a loss of faith in progress, and a deepening fear that worse times are coming. The images of Detroit’s decay speak to the overarching anxieties of our era: increasing poverty, declini...

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece

The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece


  • Author : David Le Roy
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0892366699


The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece Book Description :

The striking engravings of Julien-David Le Roy's The Ruins of the Most Beautiful Monuments of Greece (1758) first revealed the architectural wonders of ancient Athens to the West. Part architectural theory, part archaeological report, part travelogue, the greatly expanded edition of 1770 -- here translated into English -- is entirely original in its understanding of the spirit of classical Greek architecture and in its influence on the direction of contemporary architectural creation. Book jacket....

Citizen Vince
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Citizen Vince


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061959301


Citizen Vince Book Description :

At 1:59 a.m. in Spokane, Washington—eight days before the 1980 presidential election—Vince Camden pockets his stash of stolen credit cards and drops by an all-night poker game before heading to his witness-protection job dusting crullers at Donut Make You Hungry. Along with a neurotic hooker girlfriend, this is the total sum of Vince's new life. But when a familiar face shows up in town, Vince realizes his sordid past is still too close behind him. During the next unforgettable week, he'll negotiate a coast-to-coast maze of obsessive cops, eager politicians, and assorted mobsters—only to find that redemption might exist, of all places, in the voting booth....

The Zero
Score: 3
From 10 Ratings

The Zero


  • Author : Jess Walter
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0061758043


The Zero Book Description :

The Zero is a groundbreaking novel, a darkly comic snapshot of our times that is already being compared to the works of Franz Kafka and Joseph Heller. From its opening pages—when hero cop Brian Remy wakes up to find he's shot himself in the head—novelist Jess Walter takes us on a harrowing tour of a city and a country shuddering through the aftershocks of a devastating terrorist attack. As the smoke slowly clears, Remy finds that his memory is skipping, lurching between moments of lucidity and days when he doesn't seem to be living his own life at all. The landscape around him is at once fractured and oddly familiar: a world dominated by a Machiavellian mayor known as "The Boss," and peopled by gawking celebrities, anguished policemen peddling Fi...