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Roland Merullo


Roland Merullo

Roland Merullo is the bestselling author of more than 20 works of fiction and nonfiction, including ONCE NIGHT FALLS; THE DELIGHT OF BEING ORDINARY; THE TALK-FUNNY GIRL, an Alex Award winner; VATICAN WALTZ, a Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2013 pick; BREAKFAST WITH BUDDHA, an international bestseller now in its 20th printing; LUNCH WITH BUDDHA, selected as one of the Best Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews; REVERE BEACH BOULEVARD, named one of the “Top 100 Essential Books of New England” by the Boston Globe; and REVERE BEACH ELEGY, winner of the Massachusetts Book Award for nonfiction.

Born in Boston and raised in Revere, Massachusetts, Roland attended Brown University, where he obtained a bachelor of arts in Russian studies and a master of arts in Russian language and literature. A former Peace Corps volunteer, he’s also made his living as a carpenter, college professor and cabdriver. Roland, his wife and their two lovely daughters live in the hills of western Massachusetts.

Roland Merullo

Books by Roland Merullo

by Roland Merullo - Family, Family Life, Fiction

Otto Ringling and his sister Cecelia could not be more different. He’s just turned 50, and has a sense of himself as being a mainstream, upper-middle-class American. Cecelia, for two decades, has made a living reading palms and performing past-life regressions. It will turn out, though, that they have more in common than just their North Dakota roots.