I felt Merullo was right on about his characters. Of his mother, Gerard, and Ellory, is there one character who you think provides Jake with the best moral support? A great choice for book groups – lots to discuss, including the male narrator, who presents his love with a raw honesty that’s moving and absolutely unique. Be the first to discover new talent! View all 11 comments. This is the fourth or so book I have read by Merullo. Thus with book seems plot-driven, not character-driven.

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You’d had one serious love relationship in your life and it had ended in tragedy, and the tragedy had broken something inside you. Eros and Thanatos in Boston. Unsentimental, without cliche, Roland Merullo’s novel goes to the heart of what it means to love someone.

I loved the quirky sense of humor of the main character, the several references to Greek Americans, the medical aspects of the book, as well as how the story took place in Boston lots of refer I loved this book.


Go to your library and give it a whirl. A Novel Vintage Contemporaries. Why does Janet choose Jake over the governor? Meruklo it has more to say about me than it does the author. My very favorite love story.


May 18, GariRae Gray rated it it was ok. Be the first to discover new talent! Oct 31, Lynn rated it really liked it. From the Trade Paperback edition. I read a lot, and I do mean a lot. When a writer’s attempt at similes and metaphors don’t resonate with me, then I shut down. Thanks for telling us about the problem. What purpose does this trip serve for him, and why is it important that Janet be there? And in other hands, that might be the case.

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This is my second Roland Merullo book and I really enjoy his writing style. Paperbackpages. This is the fourth book I have read by this author. May 03, Laura rated it really liked it. I really liked American Savior, and I would have to say that this book probably ties for first place as my favorite Merullo book, Breakfast With Buddha.

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This story is the title, A Little Love Story. The protagonist was too quick to fall for a woman with a terminal illness, and too stable in those feelings. Interesting characters, an uncommon twist to a perhaps familiar story-line, and nice Boston setting all add up to another winner for Merullo. Not a bad read if you’re looking for this type of story. Well, as the book jacket will attest to, this relationship seems doomed from the get go. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have meryllo and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Apr 05, Rebecca Smith rated it it was amazing. Open Preview See a Problem? What Roland does is show how these two characters, rlland from Jake’s perspective, move through certain uncertainty as they try litgle build a relationship. Lists with This Book.