Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter
“When I read the last page of this heartbreaking, funny, hopeful novel I went right back to the first page and read the whole book again! A beautiful movie star, a dreamy Italian man, a schlocky producer, an ambitious assistant, a rock star, a wannabe screenwriter, and Richard Burton all come together in the most winning way imaginable.”
—Ann Hood’s fifth book is The Obituary Writer ($27, amazon.com).
To buy: $16, amazon.com.