Breakfast with Buddha

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Algonquin Books, 2008 - Fiction - 323 pages
26 Reviews
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.
 

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User 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

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User Review  - maneekuhi - LibraryThing

Road trip books are very popular these days, both as memoirs and settings for novels. So hats off to author Merullo for presenting a journey into America's heartland as background for what otherwise ... Read full review

Contents

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Thirtyeight
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Forty
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Fortyone
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Fortytwo
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Fortythree
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Fortyfour
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Fortyfive
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Authors Note
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Readers Guide
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New from Roland Merullo
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About the Author
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Other Algonquin Readers Round Table Novels
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About the author (2008)

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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