Starting in 1962 Italy and continuing to modern-day Los Angeles, this
novel follows the lives of a young Italian innkeeper and a young American actress as they try to figure out how best to deal with the circumstances of their lives.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The interweaving of the main characters
and all the lives they touched along the way was so well written, with just enough humor to make everyone real. If you like a novel that really wraps it all up and leaves no strings dangling at the end, you’ll enjoy Beautiful Ruins.