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Dinner with Buddha

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
The author of Breakfast with Buddha brings his characteristic whimsy to a new novel about New York book editor Otto Ringling and Mongolian monk Volya Rinpoche, who embark on a road trip from Rinpoche's meditation center in North Dakota to the glitter and glitz of the Las Vegas strip.

What prompts the trip is Otto's recently altered life, having lost first his wife then his job, and then seeing both his children leave home for lives of their own. With Rinpoche's guidance, he hopes to find a new meaning in his life and a new direction. But what begins as a quietly contemplative journey becomes much more as the two men travel through the heart of the American Midwest, witnessing the decimated lives of so many American natives and giving Otto new perspective on the trials he is experiencing in his own life.

Along with these inner awakenings for Otto, there is also a very real hint of menace in the novel, as men show up who may be looking to make sure that the world never knows of the existence of Shelsa, the eight-year-old daughter of Rinpoche and Otto's sister, Cecilia. Shelsa has consistently shown that she has the markings and the instincts of a spiritual leader, leading to speculation that she may be the new Dalai Lama.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Used availability for Roland Merullo's Dinner with Buddha

Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Dinner With Buddha
Author(s): Roland Merullo
ISBN: 1-62899-658-7 / 978-1-62899-658-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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June 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dinner with Buddha
Author(s): Roland Merullo
ISBN: 1-56512-928-8 / 978-1-56512-928-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Paperback Editions

April 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dinner with Buddha: A Novel
Author(s): Roland Merullo
ISBN: 1-61620-599-7 / 978-1-61620-599-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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Audio Editions

June 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Dinner with Buddha
Author(s): Roland Merullo
ISBN: 1-62231-578-2 / 978-1-62231-578-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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June 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dinner with Buddha
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June 2015 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dinner with Buddha
Author(s): Roland Merullo
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June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dinner with Buddha
Author(s): Roland Merullo
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June 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dinner with Buddha
Author(s): Roland Merullo
Publisher: HighBridge, a Division of Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dinner with Buddha: A Novel
Author(s): Roland Merullo
Publisher: Algonquin Books
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