Merrill Joan Gerber

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Merrill Joan Gerber
Born March 15, 1938
Brooklyn, New York
Occupation Award winning novelist
Nationality American

Merrill Joan Gerber was born in Brooklyn, New York. She has published thirty books, and is an award winning novelist and short story writer. She has published stories in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Mademoiselle, Redbook, The Sewanee Review, Salmagundi, The Southwest Review, and many other journals. In 1986 Gerber won an O. Henry Prize. In 1993, she won the Ribalow Award from Hadassah Magazine for her novel, The Kingdom of Brooklyn. She currently teaches fiction writing at the California Institute of Technology.



Novels: (These are also in e book format)

  • The Hysterectomy Waltz
  • The Victory Gardens of Brooklyn
  • Glimmering Girls
  • Anna in Chains
  • Anna in the Afterlife
  • King of the World
  • The Kingdom of Brooklyn
  • Now Molly Knows
  • The Lady With the Moving Parts
  • An Antique Man

Short Stories:

  • This Is A Voice From Your Past
  • Chattering Man
  • This Old Heart of Mine
  • Honeymoon
  • Stop Here, My Friend


  • Old Mother, Little Cat: A Writer's Reflections on her Kitten, Her Aged Mother, and Life
  • Botticelli Blue Skies: An American in Florence

Non Fiction:

  • Gut Feelings: A Writer's Truths and Minute Inventions

...and nine young adult novels

E-Books: Sixteen of Gerber's books are available at,, and at

Her website is:


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