Dinner with Buddha
By Roland Merullo
Paperback. 320 pages.
The first fifty or so years of Otto's journey were pretty good. He felt he had it all until one day he didn't. Looking for answers, he calls on his enlightened brother-in-law, Volya Rinpoche, a wise man with Russian roots, a Tibetan heritage, and an international reputation as a spiritual teacher ... Otto needs his brother-in-law's wisdom, ... and ... it turns out that Rinpoche himself is also looking for guidance. They embark on a road trip over highways and back roads across the middle of America, hoping to sort out what's troubling them. They encounter a diverse cast of characters along the way as they look for answers to life's mysteries.
Roland Merullo is the critically acclaimed author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction, including the Revere Beach trilogy, Golfing with God, and Breakfast with Buddha. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among other publications.