Author of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution, etc.


Books & Kindles by C.M. Mayo + Recommended Reading = Specialized Bibliographies

Metaphysical Odyssey Into the Mexican Revolution:
Francisco I. Madero and his Secret Book, Spiritist Manual
In a blend of personal essay and a rendition of deeply researched metaphysical and Mexican history that reads like a novel, award-winning writer and noted literary translator C.M. Mayo provides a rich introduction and the first English translation of Spiritist Manual, the secret book by the leader of Mexico's 1910 Revolution and President of Mexico, 1911-1913. 
"It will simply surprise any reader. The research is impeccable"
Manuel Guerra de Luna, author of Los Madero: La Saga Liberal
The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire
The novel based on the true story of Agustín de Iturbide y Green, the half-American grandson of Mexico's Emperor Iturbide in the Court of Maximilian.

"a crucial period in Mexican history... an engaging story brimming with majestic ambition."
Publisher's Weekly
A Library Journal Best Book 2009
Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion
Edited by C.M. Mayo: a portrait of Mexico in a dazzling collection of fiction and prose by 24 Mexican writers, many translated for the first time.
"It will open your eyes, fill you with pleasure and render our perennial vecinos a little less distante."
Los Angeles Times Book Review
Miraculous Air:
Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California, the Other Mexico
Now available in paperback from Milkweed Editions and in Kindle
"One of the best books ever about Baja California. Highly recommended"
Library Journal
Sky Over El Nido
Winner, Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
"A remarkable literary debut... tautly fashioned prose, alive with myriad turns of phrase as on-target as they are idiosyncratic."
Publisher's Weekly (starred review)
From Mexico to Miramar or,
Across the Lake of Oblivion
A nonfiction novela about a fairytale: a visit to the Emperor of Mexico's Castle in Italy
Originally published in a slightly different version in Massachusetts Review.
Winner, Washington Independent Writers Prize for Best Personal Essay
EBOOK: Kindle ; iBook ; Gumroad
My Recollections of Maximilian
by Marie de la Fere
Introduced by C.M. Mayo
An eyewitness memoir of Mexico's brief, sparkling but doomed Second Empire under Maximilian von Habsburg: A handwritten manuscript circa 1910, from the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley. EBOOK: PDF (free)

Dispatch from the Sister Republic or, Papelito Habla
A long essay on the Mexican literary landscape and the power of the book.
Kindle edition.