2:59pm

Fri September 20, 2013
Southern Lit

Noted Nonfiction Author Zacharias Makes Fiction Debut with 'Mother of Rain'

Author Karen Spears Zacharias has written for the New York Times and appeared on NPR as a commentatorMother of Rain, her sixth book and first novel, is Southern literature set in East Tennessee in the 1940s.

It's been described as a "a brilliant gem of a novel... Her remote mountain setting conceals misery, mystery, and madness — but also love, which comes in many forms" (Lee Smith).  It's a Fall 2013 Okra Pick, and the story explores how isolation, mental illness and a husband serving overseas during World War II affects a young mother.

Zacharias and author Ann Hite will be in Chattanooga September 26th at 1 p.m. for the Friends of the Library Book Sale at Eastgate Town Center.