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Roland Merullo

Biography

Roland Merullo

Roland Merullo is the author of 24 books of fiction and nonfiction that range from suspense novels (FIDEL'S LAST DAYS, A RUSSIAN REQUIEM, REVERE BEACH BOULEVARD, THE RETURN) to love stories (A LITTLE LOVE STORY, THE TALK-FUNNY GIRL, LEAVING LOSAPAS) to golf and travel books (GOLFING WITH GOD, PASSION FOR GOLF, THE ITALIAN SUMMER, TAKING THE KIDS TO ITALY) to humorous spiritual road trips (BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA, LUNCH WITH BUDDHA, DINNER WITH BUDDHA, THE DELIGHT OF BEING ORDINARY, GOLFING WITH GOD, AMERICAN SAVIOR). His books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and been translated across the globe, from China to Brazil,from Korea to Croatia, and he has been the recipient of numerous awards. His latest novel is ONCE NIGHT FALLS.

Books by Roland Merullo

by Roland Merullo - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Italy, 1943. Luca Benedetto has joined the partisans in their fight against the German troops ravaging the shores of his town on Lake Como. While risking his life to free his country, Luca is also struggling to protect Sarah, his Jewish lover who’s hiding in a mountain cabin. As the violent Nazi occupation intensifies, Luca and Sarah fear for more than their own lives. In the heart of their village, their mothers have also found themselves vulnerable to the encroaching Nazis. But Luca’s mother is devising her own revenge on the occupiers. With Mussolini deposed and Allied armies fighting their way up the peninsula, the fate of Italy hangs in the balance, and the people of Lake Como must decide how much they’re prepared to sacrifice for family, friends and the country they love.

by Roland Merullo - Fiction, Humor

What happens when the Pope and the Dalai Lama decide they need an undercover vacation? During a highly publicized official visit at the Vatican, the Pope suggests an adventure so unexpected and appealing that neither man can resist. Before dawn, two of the most beloved and famous people on the planet don disguises, slip into a waiting car, and experience the countryside as regular people. Along for the ride are the Pope's overwhelmed cousin Paolo and his estranged wife Rosa, an eccentric hairdresser with a lust for life who cannot resist the call to adventure --- or the fun.

by Roland Merullo - Fiction

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 50 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. But it turns out that Rinpoche 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.

by Roland Merullo - Fiction

Cynthia Piantedosi lives a quiet, unassuming life outside of Boston, guided by her Catholic faith. Devoted to her elderly father and not particularly interested in dating and socializing, she develops a deep friendship with her parish priest, who encourages her to explore her faith. 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.

by Roland Merullo - Fiction

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 her own home, every day.