King of the World, published in 1990 by Pushcart Press, won the Editors' Book Award for "an important and unusual book of literary distinction."
The Kingdom of Brooklyn, published in 1992 by Longstreet Press, was awarded the Harold U. Ribalow Prize given by Hadassah Magazine for "the best English-language book of fiction on a Jewish theme."
"I Don't Believe This," first published in The Atlantic, was chosen for Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards 1986.
"Hairdos" won the Fiction Network competition in 1985.
Gerber received the Prairie Schooner's Reader's Choice Award in 1989 for "Chicken Skin Sandwiches."
In 1992, she was awarded Best American Short Story Citation for "Honest Mistakes."
Gerber was honored as an "alumna of outstanding achievement" in 1997 by the University of Florida.
In 1998, her story "This Is A Voice From Your Past," first published in The Chattahoochee Review, was included in The Best American Mystery Stories 1998.
Gerber's lengthy autobiographical essay appears in the Gale Research reference series Contemporary Authors' Autobiography Series, Volume 20.