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Roland Merullo


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Roland Merullo was born in Boston, Massachusetts,  and brought up in Revere, MA, a working-class Italian American community five miles from downtown Boston. He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH, in 1971, and Brown University in 1975, where he also earned a Master's in Russian Language and Literature the following year.

He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.
 


Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical, General Fiction
 
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Breakfast with Buddha
   1. Breakfast with Buddha (2007)
   2. Lunch with Buddha (2012)
   3. Dinner with Buddha (2015)
   4. Dessert with Buddha (2023)
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Novels
   Leaving Losapas (1991)
   A Russian Requiem (1993)
   A Little Love Story (2005)
   Golfing with God (2005)
   American Savior (2008)
   Fidel's Last Days (2008)
   The Talk-funny Girl (2011)
   Vatican Waltz (2013)
   The Delight of Being Ordinary (2017)
   Once Night Falls (2019)
   From These Broken Streets (2020)
   Driving Jesus to Little Rock (2021)
   A Harvest of Secrets (2022)
   The Light Over Lake Como (2024)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction
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Roland Merullo recommends
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Double Solitaire (2021)
(Quinn Farrell, book 1)
Craig Nova
"When it comes to creating a believable, suspenseful situation, enlivened by quirky but realistic characters, few writers I know can hold a candle to Craig Nova. Long admired, by readers and writers alike, for his superb prose, Nova often doesn’t get enough credit for his deft plotting, haunting atmospherics, and unforgettable people. In Double Solitaire, he returns to Los Angeles, his native territory, and offers a story drawn from that city’s secret alcoves, a tale that perfectly blends dark intrigue and the starlight of love, the ugliness of violence and the beauty of the humane gesture. I stayed up late to finish this novel, and when I finally set it aside, it echoed in my memory for days, all its complexities and subtleties sparkling like the facets of a gem. One measure of a fine novel is an apparent simplicity beneath which all the heartbreak and decency of human interaction roils and twirls. Nova entertains, provokes, enlightens, and educates. His Double Solitaire is the work of a master at the top of his game."

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