Buddhaland Brooklyn


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$16.00  $14.88
Scribner Book Company
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5.1 X 8.2 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Richard C. Morais is the editor of Penta, a Barron's website and quarterly magazine. An American raised in Switzerland, Morais has lived most of his life overseas, returning to the United States in 2003. He is the author of The Hundred-Foot Journey and Buddhaland Brooklyn. He lives in New York City.


"In exquisite prose, Buddhaland Brooklyn illuminates the hearts of wholly different cultures - an isolated Buddhist monastery; bustling New York - and also the universal truths of human life. Reverend Seido Oda's journey from shut-down, haughty priest to compassionate religious leader is a profoundly moving one making for a complex, beautiful book that lingers in the imagination long after the last line is read."

--Robin Black, author of If I loved you, I would tell you this
"Buddhaland Brooklyn is a rare gem of a novel in that it is rich with both fabulous description and a juicy plot."--Shambala Sun
"The world Morais creates is quirky and enchanting. His recurring rumination on the meaning of enlightenment and acceptance is worth savoring."--Washington Independent Review of Books
"Readers who follow Morais's lyrical narrative will find spiritual redemption of their own in his search for the paradisiacal Buddhaland. A vivid portrait of faith lost and found through the eyes of a Japanese Buddhist monk in America."--Shelf Awareness
"Morais has struck gold with this novel, which is simultaneously funny, sad, and enlightening."--Spencer Daily Reporter
"[Morais] has a definite talent for evoking a place - his descriptions of Japan in Buddhaland Brooklyn resonate like watercolors painted on silk panels. The secondary characters are fully realized and the journey to enlightenment is full of entertaining detours."--Book Sexy Reviews.com
"A delightful and insightful fish-out-of water tale."--New York Post
"A charming and touching tale of discovery... certain to be appreciated by those who enjoy reading about the human condition."--Library Journal
"Eloquent, unique, funny, tender, sad, and pristine in its delivery."----Luxury Reading.com