Search Results: "Roland Merullo"


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NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2009

"Agreeable but slight—best for golfers and inveterate armchair travelers."
A veteran novelist genially recaptures an extended vacation in northern Italy. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"If Coppola or Scorsese ever repent for their glamorization of the underworld, this is the perfect novel to bring to the big screen: the ordinary people of Merullo's realist fiction, no easy saints themselves, testify to the true meaning of familial love."
Merullo's third novel nicely combines the strengths of his first two: it's as beautifully written as his first, Leaving Losapas (1991), and as smoothly plotted (and commercial) as his second, A Russian Requiem (1993). Read full book review >

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ROLAND by Nelly Stéphane
Released: June 15, 1958

"Little Roland has an extraordinary gift with the crayon. In fact, whatever he draws comes to life. A delightful knock, but at times it gets complicated, for outside of his ability to draw poor little children the gifts they could normally not afford, he also threatens his mother with turning her tidy home into a menagerie of animated creatures. Roland compromises in the end, but not until he and his renders have enjoyed an afternoon of most lively Gallic whimsy.</p>"
<p>There is no doubt about it. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN SAVIOR by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 26, 2008

"Impressive speculative fiction, and a bracing tonic for an election year."
Smart, funny yet dead serious Second Coming novel from Merullo (Breakfast with Buddha, 2007, etc.), who has Jesus offering America spiritual renewal by way of a run for the White House. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2002

"No mystery and no surprises here, but touching affirmation of the anchoring value of family and home."
A gentle autobiography in which the author's search for self often takes the form of a spiritual quest for goodness. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 13, 2012

"A quiet meditation on life, death, darkness and spirituality, sprinkled with humor, tenderness and stunning landscapes."
In this engaging follow-up novel (Breakfast With Buddha, 2008), Merullo takes readers on a spiritual road trip through the American West. Read full book review >

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BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo
Released: Oct. 2, 2007

"Spiritual fiction is a byway little traveled by mainstream authors, but Merullo has grown so persuasive over the course of two luminous little novels that readers might well follow him even if he turned next to, say, Mornings with Mohammed."
Merullo again takes on religion, but this time he makes it a lot more accessible than in Golfing with God (2005, etc.). Read full book review >

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A LITTLE LOVE STORY by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2005

"An intelligent tear-jerker."
Eros and Thanatos in Boston. Read full book review >

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THE DELIGHT OF BEING ORDINARY by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 11, 2017

"Lucid, unpretentious fiction spotlighting the drama of trying to make the divine part of our everyday lives."
Another genre-defying installment in Merullo's engaging series of seriocomic religious novels (Dinner with Buddha, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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DINNER WITH BUDDHA by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 2, 2015

"With six unconventionally religious novels to date, this brave, meditative author has carved a unique niche in American literature."
Merullo (Vatican Waltz, 2013, etc.) offers a third installment in the spiritual adventures of Otto Ringling.Read full book review >

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VATICAN WALTZ by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 3, 2013

"A fresh, moving portrait of religion as it could and should be. The cliffhanging finale offers hope that we will see more of Cynthia's odyssey in future books."
A young Massachusetts woman is prompted to share her messages from God with the Catholic Church hierarchy in Merullo's warmhearted addition to his series of unusual religious novels (American Savior, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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GOLFING WITH GOD by Roland Merullo
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 28, 2005

"Adventuresome—but Merullo's fans will still be waiting for that promised third installment of the Revere Beach Trilogy."
The author of two novels set around Boston (In Revere, In Those Days, 2002, etc.) switches to religious allegory. Read full book review >