The Resource Anna in the afterlife: : a novel, Merrill Joan Gerber, (electronic resource)

Anna in the afterlife: : a novel, Merrill Joan Gerber, (electronic resource)

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Anna in the afterlife: : a novel
Title
Anna in the afterlife:
Title remainder
a novel
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Merrill Joan Gerber
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eng
Summary
"Once her dying got underway, Anna could not really complain about the way the process moved along." So begins this deftly amusing, wryly perceptive look at the dying of a feisty, funny ninety-year old woman. During the four days between her death and her burial --and with the unique perception she is allowed prior to her funeral--Anna discovers certain secrets her daughters have hidden from her. She is deeply shocked by the revelation of an act that must have transpired between herself as a child and her much older brother. In her final moments of consciousness, Anna makes the last commentaries on her own secrets and crimes before stepping into eternity.PRAISE "Merrill Joan Gerber is not only one of our most underrated contemporary writers, she also may well be our least pretentious. Her utter lack of pretence is a major source of her raw power as a writer Like Saul Bellow and Philip Roth, and some of the great Jewish comedians, Gerber extracts wry humor from embarrassing, awkward and desperate situations, even in illness and death Like Bellow, Gerber has a genius for the irritable, the acrid and the embittered. The visitor from another planet who doesn't know what it means to kvetch would need to look no further than Gerber's fiction for superb illustration of the phenomenon Her eyes are trained on the quotidian, but the acuity and intensity of her vision are not less extraordinary." Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times "Award winning writer Merrill Joan Gerber's mini-novel chronicles the unlikely but oddly believable tale of 90-year-old Anna"dead but not buried"during the four day interval between her passing (a word that Anna would have hated) and her burial Readers of Gerber's previous novels and stories will recognize the characters but that familiarity will serve to enhance the curious charm of his curious book." Gloria Goldreich, Hadassah Magazine "Gerber is a careful observer of those thousands of details that forge family dynamics and skillfully transforms life's ordinary and gut-wrenching moments into compelling prose." Judy Bart Kancigor, The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles
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Midwest
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Gerber, Merrill Joan
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813/.54
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fiction
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  • Funeral rites and ceremonies
  • Electronic books
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Jewish families
  • Jewish women
  • Future life
  • Older women
  • Death
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adult
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Anna in the afterlife: : a novel, Merrill Joan Gerber, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11849276
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multicolored
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MWT11849276
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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MWT11849276
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11849276
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Anna in the afterlife: : a novel, Merrill Joan Gerber, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11849276
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11849276
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11849276
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11849276
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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