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Roland Merullo is the acclaimed author of fifteen previous books, including Revere Beach Boulevard, Golfing with God, and Breakfast with Buddha. Merullo’s work has been translated into German, Spanish, Korean, and Croatian, and he has won numerous prizes, including the Massachusetts Book Awards in both fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two children.

Review:

"Merullo's (Breakfast with Buddha) latest is a page-turning novel of religious ideas written with love and imagination. Cynthia Piantedosi is a devout young Catholic woman studying to be a nurse. From her childhood she has had 'spells' — times of intense absorption in prayer. With the help of her parish priest, she gradually discerns that God is calling her to the priesthood, and she sets off for Rome to make her argument for change to the Catholic hierarchy. With fillips of The Da Vinci Code conspiracy and Eat Pray Love gourmandism (in novels, every meal eaten in Italy is divinely inspired), this book will speak loudly to Catholic readers; some will cheer and others will object loudly. It also sings with finely observed details of family relationships, ethnic neighborhood life, and the life of prayer. The shoulda-seen-it-coming ending is a miracle. Merullo's prior novels about faith have sold well; here's praying for a similar outcome for this fresh take on institutional religion and what it means to hear God's voice. Agent: Marly Rusoff, Marly Rusoff Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307452955
Author:
Merullo, Roland
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Religion Western-Religious Fiction
Subject:
fiction;catholicism
Publication Date:
20131231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.58 x 5.76 x 1.13 in 0.9 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Merullo's (Breakfast with Buddha) latest is a page-turning novel of religious ideas written with love and imagination. Cynthia Piantedosi is a devout young Catholic woman studying to be a nurse. From her childhood she has had 'spells' — times of intense absorption in prayer. With the help of her parish priest, she gradually discerns that God is calling her to the priesthood, and she sets off for Rome to make her argument for change to the Catholic hierarchy. With fillips of The Da Vinci Code conspiracy and Eat Pray Love gourmandism (in novels, every meal eaten in Italy is divinely inspired), this book will speak loudly to Catholic readers; some will cheer and others will object loudly. It also sings with finely observed details of family relationships, ethnic neighborhood life, and the life of prayer. The shoulda-seen-it-coming ending is a miracle. Merullo's prior novels about faith have sold well; here's praying for a similar outcome for this fresh take on institutional religion and what it means to hear God's voice. Agent: Marly Rusoff, Marly Rusoff Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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