Review: Beautiful Ruins

Beautiful Ruins
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Starts out as a multi-romance summer read, light and breezy, more about place than characters. But the people develop into actual people and suddenly, it's a lot more complicated than you expected (just like life!). There's a bit of real-person-fiction with Richard Burton, some WWII historical fiction, Hollywood business insider stuff, and several getaways to a part of Italy that I'm now longing to visit. And oh yes, the Donner Party! All balanced so well by the end that it makes for a very good read.

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