[Full Book] Breakfast With Buddha

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Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 323

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Breakfast With Buddha Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Breakfast With Buddha books, At the behest of his sister, Otto Ringling finds himself reluctantly accompanying her guru, an enigmatic Mongolian monk, on a trip through Middle America to their childhood home, introducing his passenger to some American "fun" along the way.


[Full Book] Lunch With Buddha

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Publisher: AJAR Contemporaries
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 392

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Lunch With Buddha Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lunch With Buddha books, Includes Reading group and discussion question guide.


[Full Book] Dinner With Buddha

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Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Dinner With Buddha Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dinner With Buddha books, “We, like Otto, find our cynicism worn away by Rinpoche’s gentle instruction in the simple but terribly difficult art of letting go, living each moment to the fullest, seeing the sacred in the everyday . . . This brave, meditative author has carved a unique niche in American literature.” —Kirkus Reviews starred review If life is a journey--with detours, paths from which to choose, and myriad roadblocks to overcome--then Otto Ringling is most certainly on the journey of a lifetime. The first fifty or so years of his journey were pretty good. He felt that he had it all, until one day he didn’t. Looking for answers, he calls on his brother-in-law, Volya Rinpoche, a wise man and spiritual leader. A man who accepts the world as it comes to him; a man without pride or vanity. Someone who, as it turns out, is experiencing his own time of doubt. So, in hopes of finding answers to life’s mysteries, the two embark on a journey through America, a road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude. “Merullo offers keen insight into and intelligent assessments of modern American life, but it is his compassionate portrait of a grieving Otto in search of inner tranquility that is most affecting.” —Booklist “Otto is such a full human, which is why we can empathize with his questions and immerse ourselves in his experiences. In the end, we are all humanized by the spiritual journey of Dinner with Buddha.” —Spirituality and Practice “Merullo masterfully depicts the struggles of practicing mindfulness moment by moment . . . [The] novel is full of nuanced, thoughtful prose and is an immensely satisfying conclusion to the series.” —Publishers Weekly


[Full Book] Vatican Waltz

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Publisher: Crown
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Vatican Waltz Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Vatican Waltz books, The new novel from the award-winning author of Breakfast with Buddha and Revere Beach Boulevard tells the story of a young Catholic woman jolted from a quietly devout life in pursuit of a mysterious calling. Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life outside of Boston, guided by her Catholic faith. When she loses her beloved grandmother, she begins experiencing “spells” of such intense spiritual intimacy that she wonders about her sanity. Devoted to her elderly father and not particularly interested in dating and socializing, she develops a deep friendship with her parish priest. His congregation sees him as provocative and radical, but he encourages Cynthia to explore her faith—however it presents itself. When he is killed in a mysterious accident, a message begins to emerge from Cynthia’s prayers: God is calling her to be the first female Catholic priest. Her revelation is met with ridicule by certain of the more reactionary officials she reaches out to within the Church. Unable to tune out the divine messages, she lets the power of unswerving faith drive her all the way to the Vatican in pursuit of a destiny she doesn’t fully understand—and a turn of events that will inevitably bring long overdue change to the Catholic Church. From the Hardcover edition.


[Full Book] The Delight Of Being Ordinary

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Publisher: Vintage
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, The Delight Of Being Ordinary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Delight Of Being Ordinary books, What happens when the Pope and the Dalai Lama decide they need a secret vacation? Roland Merullo’s playful, eloquent, and life-affirming novel finds the world’s two holiest men teaming up for an unsanctioned road trip through the Italian countryside--where they rediscover the everyday joys and challenges of ordinary life. During the Dalai Lama’s highly publicized official visit to the Vatican, the Pope suggests an adventure so unexpected and appealing that neither man can resist: they will shed their robes for several days and live as ordinary men. Before dawn, the two beloved religious leaders make a daring escape from Vatican City, slip into a waiting car, and are soon traveling the Italian roads in disguise. Along for the ride is the Pope’s neurotic cousin and personal assistant, Paolo, who--to his terror-- has been put in charge of arranging the details of their disappearance. Rounding out the group is Paolo’s estranged wife, Rosa, an eccentric entrepreneur with a lust for life, who orchestrates the sublime disguises of each man. Rosa is a woman who cannot resist the call to adventure--or the fun. Against a landscape of good humor, intrigue, and spiritual fulfillment, The Delight of Being Ordinary showcases the uniquely charming sensibilities of author Roland Merullo. Part whimsical expedition, part love story, part spiritual search, this uplifting novel brings warmth and laughter to the universal concerns of family life, religious inspiration, and personal identity—all of which combine to transcend cultural and political barriers in the name of a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.


[Full Book] The Talk Funny Girl

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Publisher: Crown
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, The Talk Funny Girl Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Talk Funny Girl books, By turns darkly menacing and bright with love and resilience, The Talk-Funny Girl is the story of one young woman’s remarkable courage, a kind of road map for the healing of early abuse, and a testament to the power of kindness and love. In one of the poorest parts of rural New Hampshire, teenage girls have been disappearing, snatched from back country roads, never to be seen alive again. For seventeen-year-old Marjorie Richards, the fear raised by these abductions is the backdrop to what she lives with in her own home, every day. Marjorie has been raised by parents so intentionally isolated from normal society that they have developed their own dialect, a kind of mountain hybrid of English that displays both their ignorance of and disdain for the wider world. Marjorie is tormented by her classmates, who call her “The Talk-funny girl,” but as the nearby factory town sinks deeper into economic ruin and as her parents fall more completely under the influence of a sadistic cult leader, her options for escape dwindle. But then, thanks to a loving aunt, Marjorie is hired by a man, himself a victim of abuse, who is building what he calls “a cathedral,” right in the center of town. Day by day, as Marjorie’s skills as a stoneworker increase, so too does her intolerance for the bitter rules of her family life. Gradually, through exposure to the world beyond her parents’ wood cabin thanks to the kindness of her aunt and her boss, and an almost superhuman determination, she discovers what is loveable within herself. This newfound confidence and self-esteem ultimately allows her to break free from the bleak life she has known, to find love, to start a family, and to try to heal her old, deep wounds without passing that pain on to her husband and children.


[Full Book] Dinner With Buddha

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Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 368

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Dinner With Buddha Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dinner With Buddha books, If life is a journey--with detours, paths from which to choose, and myriad roadblocks to overcome--then Otto Ringling is most certainly on the journey of a lifetime. His first fifty or so years were pretty good. He felt he had it all, until one day he didn’t. Seeking understanding, he calls on Volya Rinpoche, a wise man and spiritual leader. A man who accepts the world as it comes to him, a man without pride or vanity. But Rinpoche, as it turns out, is experiencing his own time of doubt. In hopes of finding answers to life’s mysteries, the two embark on a journey through America, an amusing and enlightening road trip that becomes a lesson in love and gratitude.


[Full Book] Breakfast With Socrates

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Publisher: Profile Books
Author: Robert Rowland Smith
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 189

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Breakfast With Buddha by Robert Rowland Smith, Breakfast With Socrates Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Breakfast With Socrates books, What does it mean to be awake? What exactly is therapeutic about retail therapy? And what are you really working on when you're at your desk, in the gym, or having dinner? From getting ready in the morning, through heading to work, going to a party, having sex and falling back to sleep, Breakfast with Socrates provides an hour-by-hour commentary on what history's greatest philosophers have said about the meaning behind everything we do. A fascinating exploration of our daily lives, Breakfast with Socrates also draws on literature, art, politics and psychology to offer an informal introduction to the history of ideas that will help anyone to think more healthily. Breakfast will never be the same again...


[Full Book] Golfing With God

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Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 286

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Golfing With God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Golfing With God books, This witty tale is an “engaging story of golf, the after-life and ‘the spiritual education of one soul’” (Publishers Weekly). Herman “Hank” Fins-Winston was a professional golfer destined for greatness. Now he lives in a condominium on the thirteenth fairway of one of heaven’s glorious courses—a fact he finds surprising, since for one reason or another, a fair percentage of golfers never make it to paradise . . . and Hank wasn’t exactly an angel on Earth. Hank is having the time of his afterlife, until he’s summoned one idyllic morning to play a round with the Almighty. It seems that God is having some trouble with putting. As they play the heavenly courses, both in paradise and back on earth, Hank comes to realize that what began as a golf lesson has become a true spiritual journey . . . “Merullo, author of the critically acclaimed Revere Beach trilogy, writes with wit and subtlety rather than trying to pound inspiration into our heads with a titanium driver. And, best of all, he gets the golf right: precise, well-constructed descriptions of courses and shot making, revealing a respect for the game itself, not just its potential as metaphor.” —Booklist


[Full Book] A Little Love Story

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Publisher: Vintage
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, A Little Love Story Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download A Little Love Story books, Jake Entwhistle is smart and handsome, but living with a shadow over his romantic history. Janet Rossi is a bright, witty aide to the governor of Massachusetts, but Janet suffers from an illness that makes her, as she puts it, “not exactly a good long-term investment.” After meeting by accident late one night, they begin a love affair filled with humor, startling intimacy, and a deep, abiding connection.


[Full Book] Breakfast With Buddha

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Author: Vashti Farrer
Category : Buddhism
Languages : en
Pages : 30

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Breakfast With Buddha by Vashti Farrer, Breakfast With Buddha Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Breakfast With Buddha books, When Sati the cat is left homeless after a flood, she goes to a monastery to be fed, along with a host of other cats and dogs, and it is here that she slowly learns to accept that she is no longer the top cat.


[Full Book] American Savior

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Publisher: Algonquin Books
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 312

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, American Savior Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Savior books, What if Jesus suddenly appeared and announced that he planned to run for President of the United States? Yes, that Jesus. And what if a well-meaning but utterly inexperienced band of disciples not only helped him mount a seat-of-the-pants campaign but also ran it well, getting millions of people to support him and in the process throwing the other two major party candidates—as well as the world's news media—into a frenzy as they scramble to discredit him? Roland Merullo's bitingly clever satirical novel about the state of American politics follows one man's campaign to bring back goodness and kindness (real goodness and kindness this time) in a country that has fallen into a divisive state of fear and hatred. Merullo takes us into the heart of "a nation in grave spiritual danger" as the Son of man sets out to make everyone realize that "politics as usual" is no longer an acceptable alternative. American Savior is a remarkably innovative novel that challenges our perceptions and beliefs while it wags a finger at the folly of our self-righteousness. It is sure to cause controversy among those for whom politics itself has become a kind of religion.


[Full Book] In Revere In Those Days

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Publisher: Vintage
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, In Revere In Those Days Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download In Revere In Those Days books, In this richly evocative novel--the moving story of one boy's coming of age--acclaimed author Roland Merullo will make you nostalgic for a small Massachusetts city called Revere even if you've never been there. Providing a window into an unspoiled America of forty years ago, In Revere welcomes you to the fiercely loyal and devoted Italian-American family of the Benedettos. Although he was orphaned as a child, young Anthony Benedetto was always surrounded by family, and the vibrant warmth of the Revere community. His Uncle Peter, a former Golden Gloves boxer whose days of glory were behind him, believed Tonio was bound for great things. So did his daughter Rosie, Tonio's favorite cousin, who would take many wrong turns--away from Tonio--through adolescence. His gentle grandparents, who took him in, encouraged him to claim a future outside of Revere, but the warm, unconditional love of his family, and the smells and sounds of Revere stay with him forever.


[Full Book] The Italian Summer

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Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Travel
Languages : en
Pages : 256

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, The Italian Summer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Italian Summer books, Fore, bella! From the author of critically acclaimed Golfing with God comes a charming narrative of a hole-in-one trip through Italy -- a glorious summer of golfing, eating, and learning how to slow down and enjoy life. In the summer of 2007, Roland Merullo was feeling a little burnt out by the frantic pace of his life in the United States and decided to rent an Italian villa near the shore of Lake Como. He arrived in Italy with his wife and two young daughters, hoping the Mediterranean air would teach him to appreciate the more relaxed, Italian way of living: a focus on food, family, and fun. An avid golfer and golf writer, Merullo also set out to enjoy one of Italy's lesser-known treasures: excellent golf on some gorgeous courses. With his customary wit, keen eye, and down-to-earth style, Merullo shares this fascinating account of his summer in Italy, offering detailed and often humorous descriptions of wonderful meals, colorful characters, rounds of golf at some of the most beautiful courses in Europe, and precious time spent with family. The Italian Summer brings to life the myriad joys of Italian existence in a way that all lovers of food, wine, travel, and the proverbial "good walk spoiled" will savor.


[Full Book] Sanctuary

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Publisher: Bethany House
Author: David Lewis
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 320

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Breakfast With Buddha by David Lewis, Sanctuary Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Sanctuary books, She prayed the day would never come, but when her past comes calling, Melissa James has no choice but to flee. Pursued and living on the run, she finds longed-for sanctuary in Amish country. Part thriller, art romance, Sanctuary is a compelling story of revenge, the price of freedom, and the solace found in friendship.


[Full Book] Demons Of The Blank Page

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Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 136

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Demons Of The Blank Page Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Demons Of The Blank Page books, From chapters entitled "Writer's Block" to "Finding a Mentor" to "Impatience and Rejection," Merullo covers these topics with the insight, empathy, and encouragement of an author who has been there, in this no-nonsense handbook and guide for aspiring and established writers alike. His works have been praised by "The Boston Globe" and "Kirkus Reviews."


[Full Book] Breakfast With Seneca A Stoic Guide To The Art Of Living

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Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Author: David Fideler
Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 288

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Breakfast With Seneca A Stoic Guide To The Art Of Living

Breakfast With Buddha by David Fideler, Breakfast With Seneca A Stoic Guide To The Art Of Living Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Breakfast With Seneca A Stoic Guide To The Art Of Living books, The first clear and faithful guide to the timeless, practical teachings of the Stoic philosopher Seneca. Stoicism, the most influential philosophy of the Roman Empire, offers refreshingly modern ways to strengthen our inner character in the face of an unpredictable world. Widely recognized as the most talented and humane writer of the Stoic tradition, Seneca teaches us to live with freedom and purpose. His most enduring work, over a hundred “Letters from a Stoic” written to a close friend, explains how to handle adversity; overcome grief, anxiety, and anger; transform setbacks into opportunities for growth; and recognize the true nature of friendship. In Breakfast with Seneca, philosopher David Fideler mines Seneca’s classic works in a series of focused chapters, clearly explaining Seneca’s ideas without oversimplifying them. Best enjoyed as a daily ritual, like an energizing cup of coffee, Seneca’s wisdom provides us with a steady stream of time-tested advice about the human condition—which, as it turns out, hasn’t changed much over the past two thousand years.


[Full Book] Passion For Golf

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Publisher: Pfp Publishing
Author: Roland Merullo
Category : Sports & Recreation
Languages : en
Pages : 150

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Breakfast With Buddha by Roland Merullo, Passion For Golf Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Passion For Golf books, Merullo looks carefully at those connections and at the reasons why people find themselves irresistibly attracted to golf. Drawing on the triumphs and travails of playing partners, friends, and family members, and mixing in anecdotes from his own adventures, he explores the notion of a true goal of golf, a hidden attraction that has more to do with deep peace and satisfaction than with the dream of playing on the PGA tour.