Merrill Joan Gerber is exactly the type of author we had in mind when we created the Dzanc Books rEprint Series. One of our goals with the series is to bring back great works of literature in eBook format and find a new readership and discussion for these works and authors. Merrill Joan Gerber's outstanding body of work deserves the attention that the eBook format will offer her.
Gerber has published over a dozen critically acclaimed books. She’s frequently had her writing compared to greats such as Bellow and Roth. She’s had stories selected for both the Best American Short Story series and the O.Henry Prize anthology series. She’s had a novel win a Pushcart Editors’ Book Award and another receive the Ribalow Award from Hadassah Magazine for the “best English-language book on a Jewish theme.” The L.A. Times listed her Anna in the Afterlife as a Best Novel of 2002. Cynthia Ozick has called Merrill Joan Gerber "one of the masters."
Today Dzanc Books publishes the first four of sixteen eBooks of Merrill Joan Gerber’s writings, all sixteen of which will available by the end of June 2012:
Anna in Chains
Anna in the Afterlife
The Kingdom of Brooklyn
This is a Voice from Your Past
All four of these titles are available from Dzanc’s website for the low price of $20 for a limited time: http://www.dzancbooks.org/merrill-joan-gerber-reprint/ and they will also soon be available from Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and all other retail outlets where eBooks can be purchased.