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Merullo, Roland

Overview
Works: 42 works in 169 publications in 2 languages and 12,325 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Road fiction  Golf stories  Satire  Psychological fiction  History  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3563.E748, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roland Merullo
Breakfast with Buddha : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the behest of his sister, Otto Ringling finds himself reluctantly accompanying her guru, an enigmatic Mongolian monk, on a trip through Middle America to their childhood home, introducing his passenger to some American "fun" along the way
A little love story : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this novel the author has created a sometimes poignant, sometimes hilarious tale of attraction and loyalty, jealousy and grief. It is a classic love story with some modern twists. Janet Rossi is very smart and unusually attractive, an aide to the governor of Massachusetts, but she suffers from an illness that makes her, as she puts it, "not exactly a good long-term investment." Jake Entwhistle is a few years older, a carpenter and portrait painter, smart and good-looking too, but with a shadow over his romantic history. After meeting by accident, literally, when Janet backs into Jake's antique truck, they begin a love affair marked by courage, humor, a deep and erotic intimacy and modern complications
In Revere, in those days : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony Benedetto grows up in an Italian American family in Revere, Massachusetts in the 1960s
Vatican waltz : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manifesting intense religious episodes after losing first her grandmother and then her priest friend, Cynthia becomes convinced that God intends for her to become Catholicism's first female priest and pursues her belief all the way to the Vatican
Golfing with God : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and German and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Fins-Winston is summoned by God to help improve his putting game; but instead of teaching God about the game, it is Herman who learns important lessons
The talk funny girl : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by parents so intentionally isolated that they speak their own hybrid dialect, abused youth Marjorie witnesses her parents' submission to a sadistic cult leader before she is rescued by another abuse survivor who teaches her stoneworking skills
Fidel's last days : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-CIA agent is involved in a clandestine plot to assassinate Cuban dictator Fidel Castro
Revere Beach Boulevard by Roland Merullo( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an Italian family in Boston, narrated by its members. The central figure is Peter, a real estate salesman and gambler, in debt to a loan shark who is being investigated by Peter's sister, a journalist. Old country flavor is provided by the father. By the author of Leaving Losapas
American savior : a novel of divine politics by Roland Merullo( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American political system is thrown into a tizzy when Jesus appears and announces that he is planning to run for president, sending the two major party candidates and the world media into a last-ditch effort to discredit him
Dinner with Buddha : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers-in-law New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche embark on their third road trip, this time from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip. What prompts the trip is Otto's recently altered life, having lost first his wife, then his job, and then seeing both his children leave home for lives of their own. With Rinpoche's guidance, he hopes to find a new meaning in his life, and a new direction. But what begins as a quietly contemplative journey becomes much more, as the two men travel through the heart of the American Midwest, witnessing the decimated lives of so many American natives and giving Otto new perspective on the trials he is experiencing in his own life. Along with these inner awakenings for Otto, there is also a very real hint of menace, from men who may be looking to make sure that the world never knows of the existence of Shelsa, the 8-year-old daughter of Rinpoche and Otto's sister, Cecilia. Shelsa has consistently shown that she has the markings and the instincts of a spiritual leader, leading to speculation that she may be the new Dalai Lama
Leaving Losapas by Roland Merullo( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian requiem : a novel by Roland Merullo( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and German and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian summer : golf, food, and family at Lake Como by Roland Merullo( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author traces his 2007 summer near the shore of Italy's Lake Como, where he played on several northern-region courses of distinction, shared lavish meals with his family, and interacted with a host of eccentric locals
Lunch with Buddha by Roland Merullo( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Otto Ringling and his sister Cecelia could not be more different. He's just turned 50, an editor of food books at a prestigious New York publishing house, a man with a nice home in the suburbs, children he adores, and a sense of himself as being a mainstream, upper-middle-class American. Cecelia is the last thing from mainstream. For two decades she's made a living reading palms and performing past-life regressions. She believes firmly in our ability to communicate with those who have passed on. It will turn out, however, that they have more in common than just their North Dakota roots. when Otto faces what might be the greatest of life's difficulties, it is Cecelia who knows how to help him. As she did years earlier, Celia arranges for her brother to travel with Volya Rinpoche, a famous spiritual teacher -- who now also happens to be her husband. After the family gathers for an important event, Otto and Rinpoche make a road trip in a rattling pickup from Seattle to the family farm in North Dakota. Along the way the brothers-in-law have a series of experiences -- some hilarious, some poignant -- aimed at bringing Otto a deeper peace of mind. They visit American landmarks; they have a variety of meals, both excellent and awful; they meet a cast of minor characters, each of whom enables Rinpoche to impart some new spiritual lesson. In the end, with the help of their miraculous daughter, Shelsa, and the prodding of Otto's own almost-adult children, Rinpoche and Cecelia push this middle-of-the-road American into a more profound understanding of the purpose of his life
Dinner with Buddha by Roland Merullo( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eight years after Breakfast with Buddha skeptic Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche set off across America on another unexpected road trip of discovery--from Indian reservations and farming towns to Colorado's New Age culture and the nonspiritual streets of Las Vegas"--
Vatican waltz : a novel by Roland Merullo( Recording )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life with her elderly father just outside of Boston. When she loses her beloved grandmother as a child, her faith takes a turn for the devout, and she begins experiencing what she describes as "spells"--Moments of such intense prayer that she loses herself. Uninterested in boys and a social life, she develops a deep friendship with the parish priest, whose ideas are often seen as too provocative by his congregation but who encourages her to explore her spells. When he dies in a suspicious hit-and-run accident, the spells intensify, and their message begins to take shape: God is asking her to be the first female Catholic priest. She reaches out to other unreceptive officials within the Catholic establishment and is met with ridicule. Unable to tune out the divine messages, she leaves behind all that she knows, letting the power of her unswerving faith drive her all the way to the Vatican in pursuit of a destiny she doesn't fully understand--and a turn of events that will rock the church to its foundation
Breakfast with Buddha : a novel by Roland Merullo( Recording )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the behest of his sister, Otto Ringling finds himself reluctantly accompanying her guru, an enigmatic Mongolian monk, on a trip through Middle America to their childhood home, introducing his passenger to some American "fun" along the way
Fidel's last days by Roland Merullo( Recording )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former CIA agent Carolina Perez has spent the last five years working deep undercover for a very secret and very powerful organization. Their mission: to bring down Castro and free Cuba from the grip of his long and troubled regime. She believes in her heart that the cause she works for is just, even though it means lying to her wealthy and influential ex-pat uncle, Roberto Anzar. What she doesn' know is how deep the deception goes, and how intricate the web of lies and contradictions truly are
Dinner with Buddha : a novel by Roland Merullo( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brothers-in-law New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche embark on their third road trip, this time from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip. What prompts the trip is Otto's recently altered life, having lost first his wife, then his job, and then seeing both his children leave home for lives of their own. With Rinpoche's guidance, he hopes to find a new meaning in his life, and a new direction. But what begins as a quietly contemplative journey becomes much more, as the two men travel through the heart of the American Midwest, witnessing the decimated lives of so many American natives and giving Otto new perspective on the trials he is experiencing in his own life. Along with these inner awakenings for Otto, there is also a very real hint of menace, from men who may be looking to make sure that the world never knows of the existence of Shelsa, the 8-year-old daughter of Rinpoche and Otto's sister, Cecilia. Shelsa has consistently shown that she has the markings and the instincts of a spiritual leader, leading to speculation that she may be the new Dalai Lama
Lunch with Buddha : [a novel] by Roland Merullo( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers-in-law -- Otto, an editor of food books, and Volya Rinpoche, spiritual teacher -- take a road trip in a rattling pickup from Seattle to the family farm in North Dakota. Along the way they have a series of experiences all aimed at bringing Otto a deeper peace of mind
 
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Breakfast with Buddha : a novel
Alternative Names
Roland Merullo Amerikaans romanschrijver

Roland Merullo Fiction writer

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Languages
English (138)

German (4)

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A little love story : a novelIn Revere, in those days : a novelGolfing with God : a novelThe talk funny girl : a novelFidel's last days : a novelRevere Beach BoulevardAmerican savior : a novel of divine politicsThe Italian summer : golf, food, and family at Lake Como