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"Bells for Eli" has been named the Gold Medal Winner in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) for Best First Book - Fiction

INTRODUCING THE NEW SOUTHERN NOVEL

Bells for Eli

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IN THE NEWS

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Zurenda’s book calls up memories of the unmoored adolescents of Carson McCullers in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter and The Member of the Wedding and the youngsters in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

BIO

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Susan Zurenda taught English for 33 years on the college level and at the high school level to AP students. Her debut novel, Bells for Eli (Mercer University Press, March 2020; paperback edition March 2021), has been selected the Gold Medal (first place) winner for Best First Book—Fiction in the 2021 IPPY (Independent Publisher Book Awards), a Foreword Indie Book Award finalist, a Winter 2020 Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance, a 2020 Notable Indie on Shelf Unbound, a 2020 finalist for American Book Fest Best Book Awards, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for 2021. She has won numerous regional awards for her short fiction. She lives in Spartanburg, SC. 

 
 
 

CONTACT

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Mary Beth Kosowski Mercer University Press kosowski_mb@mercer.edu (478) 301-2880




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Marsha Luttrell Mercer University Press luttrell_mm@mercer.edu (478) 301-2880




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Kathie Bennett Magic Time Literacy Publicity bennettk58@gmail.com (864) 706-1484




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Marly Rusoff Literary Agency www.rusoffagency.com m.rusoff@rusoffagency.com




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