Novels

Baby

(cloth edition), Crown Publishers, N.Y., 1981
(paperback), Dell Publishers, N.Y., 1982
New Century Press, China, l998
Book Club Rights sold to Bertelsmann/Shanghai  

 

Los Angeles Times Book Review - "A haunting novel of obsession, cultism, and greed...A tribute to Lieberman's storytelling ability...Rollerskating on a high wire."

ALA Booklist - "Astounding...an unconventional novel by a spellbinding storyteller...convincing style...intriguing story."

Kirkus Review - "Densely imagined and full textured...talented storyteller...Strongly involving and oddly moving." 

Pittsburgh Press - "Pure inspiration." 

​The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution - "Best of new releases...imaginative tale of human folly...exciting climax."

 

 

 

A page-turner that has received world-wide critical praise, “Baby” is the tale of aging Doris Rumsey, a hunched librarian who works in a middle school. Her health rapidly deteriorating, Doris is convinced she is dying, though it turns out this elderly woman is actually pregnant. 

 

Claiming that she has never been with a man, Doris ultimately gives birth in a field to a baby girl. And, from the moment of birth, the child can sing— and sing as no other human being has ever sung. 

 

This is the story of Baby and her other-worldly melody, of her fame, her exploitation, her kidnapping and the mother’s ultimate fate. It is a tale of modern day greed, lust and desire. 

 
 

Goobersville Breakdown

Gamma Books, Ithaca, N.Y., 1979 
Yilin Press, China, l998
Selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club
Reissued Sept 1999 online by www.quickstories.com

Publishers Weekly - “Lieberman's novel is permeated by a raw flip brand of humor that hits its mark.”

 

Gannett News Service - “Finely honed sense of life's incongruities, biting satire and extraordinary humor.”

 

Los Angeles Times - “Robert Lieberman's Goobersville Breakdown...plainly is a laughing matter...one of those rare success stories.”

 

 

 

A hilarious, non-stop ride as we follow the mad travails of Neil Nudelman, down-and-out in Goobersville, New York. Desperate to support his wife and two children, Nudelman tries his hand at countless jobs: palming himself off as a carpenter, a ghost writer for a wealthy businessman, and ultimately attempting to sell himself to the Chinese. At war with his bizarre neighbors, the Szorsky’s, Nudelman contemplates justifiable homicide. Now in it’s fourth edition, the laughs are as fast and funny as ever, the pathos heart-breaking.

 

Paradise Rezoned

Berkeley Books, N.Y., 1974 
New Century Press, China, l998
Book Club Rights sold to Bertelsmann/Shanghai
Reissued Sept 1999 online by www.quickstories.com

New York Times - “Mr. Lieberman has a sharp eye for the incongruous and the humor that can accompany desperate happenings.”

 

Newsweek - “(Paradise Rezoned has) hit the jackpot in paper with sales of 300,000 in the first three months.”

A gripping tale with over 400,000 copies in print. 
 

King of the mountain — that’s Arnold Markowitz. His mountaintop home is a peaceful stretch of land covered with orchards, wild flowers and towering trees. But there isn’t much room left for beauty these days as a land-development corporation is intent on surrounding his paradise with a sprawling shopping mall. With Markowitz taking on the powers that be, this classic tale takes unexpected twists and turns. 

 

Perfect People

Published May 1986, by Dell Publishers as a lead title
New Century Press, China, l998
Book Club Rights sold to Bertelsmann/Shanghai
Reissued Sept 1999 online by www.quickstories.com 

 

Publishers Weekly - “Suspenseful narrative and unusually sharp, evocative visual sense that speeds.”

We’re in Creatoria— the city below Earth’s devastated surface. In the eight generations humankind has moved close  to perfection. That was what Detective Creally Leemling had been taught, even though he was only a Nearly Perfect. And he believed it— until he witnessed things no one could imagine still existed. A mystery on earth’s surface leads Leemling to a mind-shattering discovery, a beautiful young woman and a desperate plan to escape perfection… and survive. 

 

The Boys of Truxton

Amazon & Kindle, 2015

“The Boys of Truxton” recounts the collision of three individuals: Derek, a kid serving a life sentence for a brutal murder of a child; the Syracuse cop known as “Shrek,” who got him convicted; and Sheila, a young woman who comes to work in the Derek’s prison and becomes convinced of his innocence. Nothing is as it first appears in this layered and taut thriller.

 

The Last Boy

Source Books, 2002/ 2003, lead title with National Book Tour
On Borders recommended list
Selected by the American Booksellers Association for their “Book Sense 76 List”
New Century Press, China, l998
Book Club Rights sold to Bertelsmann/Shanghai  

 

Alison Lurie, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Foreign Affairs - “In this remarkable and moving novel, a small-town thriller about a missing child becomes a fantasy with universal implications for anyone who cares about the fate of the earth.”


Robert C. Richardson, Nobel Laureate in Physics - “A mother’s anguish. A child’s gift to the world. ‘The Last Boy’ is an engrossing novel with a conscience. Lieberman is not only a gifted scientist and teacher, but an original thinker, a dazzling story teller who takes you on a riveting ride that will make you stop, think and... listen.”

 

 

 

 

A spiritual thriller, this compelling novel tells the story of Danny Driscoll, a five-year-old boy who one day disappears from his nursery school in Ithaca, New York. Molly, his distraught single mother, begins the feverish search for her missing son. She is aided by Lou Tripoli, a divorced, street-wise cop, with whom she begins to fall in love. 

 

As the search stretches on for months, and hope begins to fade, a miracle occurs as little Danny Driscoll comes marching down the streets of his hometown.

 

Neighbors

 

New York Times - "Mr. Lieberman has a sharp eye for the incongruous and the humor that can accompany desperate happenings."

 

Los Angeles Times Book Review - "A haunting novel of obsession, cultism, and greed...A tribute to Lieberman's storytelling ability... Roller skating on a high wire."

 

ALA Booklist - "Astounding... an unconventional novel by a spellbinding storyteller...convincing style...intriguing story."

 

Book Week - Lieberman keeps the reader guessing... well defined characters...

and entertaining novel.

​In the dark tradition of Stephen King come... “Neighbors.”

 

Most everybody is at war with a neighbor. Laszlo just happens to be at war with his whole neighborhood. Or is it that the neighborhood is at war with him?

 

When ballet teacher Laszlo Tamas falls in love with a house and impulsively buys it, he takes on major defects —mechanical and human.

 

We can only watch in horror as Laszlo spirals downward into mayhem and madness.

© 2019 by Robert H. Lieberman

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