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April 27, 2017
Beautiful Ruins by 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.
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 along with the husbands and wives, lovers and dreamers, superstars and losers, who populate their world in the decades that follow. (Goodreads).
Join us on the April 27, 2017 at 3:30 in the Michigan Room at the main branch for the discussion. All are welcome whether or not you finished the book.
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