Breakfast with Buddha: A Novel
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kglattstein - LibraryThing
So different, quirky, and fun to read -- yet at times touching and soulful. The characters are warm and I enjoyed the messages the author sneaks in. Highly recommend this book to those who can think ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jhoaglin - LibraryThing
I loved this book. I didn't know much about it when I started, but was delighted with it. The author uses such a light touch to introduce his character's and their differing spiritual approaches to ... Read full review
A Conversation with the Author
Questions and Topics for Discussion
New from Roland Merullo
Other Algonquin Readers Round Table Novels