The Assassin: An American Life

This final novel from the acclaimed Robert Mayer is a tale of the horrors of Nazi Germany, the wonders of the American Dream, the tragedies of the American reality, the joys of love, and the magic and the imperfections of human memory.It’s the story of Jewish immigrant Exit Maisel (thank Ellis Island for the name) who finds his place in America as a soldier, an ambassador, and teacher, serving presidents from FDR through Obama and beyond.

  • Paperback: 237 pages
  • ISBN-10: 1949996115
  • ISBN-13: 978-1949996111

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Monkey Brain: A Writing Life

These are the memoirs of Robert Mayer – journalist, columnist, novelist. It tells the tales of his wielding words, from co-writing a scandalous best-seller to digging the dirt on the local politicians. Reflective, philosophical, and intentionally quirky, this book reflects the brain of a creative man at work. Mayer has invented a new, livelier way to write a life story.
List Price: $14.99
6″ x 9″
210 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404728
ISBN-10: 1936404729
BISAC: Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers


The Origin of Sorrow

sorrowby Robert Mayer

It was a time of love, of struggle, of hope, of worship, of the birth of dynasties and the crushing affliction of hatred…

In the 1770s, the Jews of Frankfurt are trapped, both physically by the walls of the ghetto within which they must dwell, and in a larger sense by the rules of a society in which they are outcasts, legally debased and barely suffered to live.

And yet within those confines they find life, in all its glories and tragedies. This is the story of young Guttle, whose sweet face and curves could win her any man in her little world, but whose keen mind demands the best. It is the tale of Meyer Rothschild, who knows all the ways of the business world but discovers the ways of the heart. It is a tale of love and lust, of murder and betrayal, of holy works and unholy schemes, of bakers and brigands, of hope and of ruin. This is a novel, both amusing and sad, that will grace your bookshelf for generations – a book you will want your children to read and discuss as they reach maturity.

List Price: $19.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
578 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404094
ISBN-10: 1936404095
BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General
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Confessions of a Rain God

by Robert Mayer
A droll comedy/drama about love and the gods, Confessions of a Rain God is set among the classic Mayas. They, of course, did not predict the end of the world. (It caught themConfessions of a Rain God by surprise.) The book is narrated by the Mayan rain god Chac — long-nosed and elderly — the most important god of the Mayas, who depend on his rain for their very lives. Chac has the misfortune to fall in love with a beautiful young Maya girl, Tika. But physical love between a god and a mortal is forbidden, causing no end of frustration for the droll old fellow. How he copes — and fails to cope — is a bawdy, romantic tale of love and blood, which gives a new twist to the questionable saying, Love Conquers All.
List Price: $14.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
236 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404339
ISBN-10: 1936404338
BISAC: Fiction / Humorous
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eyes_cover_for_kindleby Robert Mayer
Dr. Michael Lee, smart and literate, is the chairman of ophthalmology at a major California hospital. He may be up for a Nobel Prize. Without wanting to, he has fallen madly in love with a beautiful young Marine recruiter – who happens to be his son’s girlfriend. Worst of all, for 40 years his life has been controlled by a deadly secret – a secret that even he has all wrong.
List Price: $14.99
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
264 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1936404353
ISBN-10: 1936404354
BISAC: Fiction / General
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1741FrontCover600x900In the years before America was a nation, ships were bringing a steady stream of immigrants to New York. Some were fleeing their homeland, others were seeking their fortune, many arrived in chains. In this quickly growing city, tensions mounted, fires began burning, and accusations flew.

By the time it was over, dozens would be dead – at the hands of the government.

This is a tale of desire and hope, of despair and tragedy. Grounding his story in true events, Robert Mayer (author of the acclaimed historical drama The Origin Of Sorrow) brings to life searingly vivid characters, showing how their lives intertwine with each other and with the fears and passions of the day. By humanizing major events and showing the tensions of race and class that drive them, Mayer gives us a novel that is ripped from the headlines of colonial America yet still echoes in the headlines of today.

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
ISBN-13: 978-1936404513
ISBN-10: 1936404516
BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General
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