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

Sep 20, 2013

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.