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Breakfast with Buddhaby Roland Merullo
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When his sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto Ringling, a confirmed skeptic, is not amused. Six days on the road with an enigmatic holy man who answers every question with a riddle is not what he'd planned. But in an effort to westernize his passenger — and amuse himself — he decides to show the monk some "American fun" along the way. From a chocolate factory in Hershey to a bowling alley in South Bend, from a Cubs game at Wrigley field to his family farm near Bismarck, Otto is given the remarkable opportunity to see his world — and more important, his life — through someone else's eyes. Gradually, skepticism yields to amazement as he realizes that his companion might just be the real thing.
In Roland Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder, bemusement, and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
"A laugh-out loud novel that's both comical and wise...balancing irreverence with insight." Louisville Courier Journal
"Insightful, amusing, loving....There are lovely moments of enlightenment that are not accompanied by angels with flaming swords; rather, there is that peaceful blue sphere that is available to all of us." Seattle Times
"[Merullo's] gift is slipping gentle spiritual lessons into easy-reading narratives...with such effortless charm." Christian Science Monitor
"Enlightenment meets On the Road in this witty, insightful novel." Boston Globe
"A wonderful, heartfelt novel that frequently surprises as we're lulled by the sights and sounds of the open road." Providence Journal
When Otto's sister tricks him into taking her guru on a trip to their childhood home, Otto is not amused. In Merullo's masterful hands, Otto tells his story with all the wonder and wry humor of a man who unwittingly finds what he's missing in the most unexpected place.
About the Author
Roland Merullo, is the critically acclaimed author of seven books, including the Revere Beach Trilogy, three novels about growing up in a tight-knit community outside Boston, and Golfing with God, a novel about a man's unexpected spiritual journey. He lives with his wife and two daughters in eastern Massachusetts.
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