Mother of Rain 

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Karen Spears Zacharias captures the humor, spirituality and language of Appalachia with stunning authenticity, through characters that leap off the page. With MOTHER OF RAIN, Zacharias has done her part to help preserve our mountain heritage for future generations. --Amy Greene, author of BLOODROOT The story of Maizee both shocks and endears the reader to MOTHER OF RAIN, the beautifully, eerie debut novel. Like a handcrafted wedding quilt, Zacharias's prose weaves the tangle of hardscrabble lives into old fashion Appalachia storytelling. --Ann Hite, author of GHOST ON BLACK MOUNTAIN Karen Spears Zacharias has carved a brilliant gem of a novel out of hard, uncompromising times and lives. Her remote mountain setting conceals misery, mystery, and madness--but also love, which comes in many forms. Zacharias examines these intertwined lives with great compassion and daring; she is a wonderful writer. --Lee Smith, author of MRS. DARCY AND THE BLUE-EYED STRANGER The story of Maizee both shocks and endears the reader to MOTHER OF RAIN, the beautifully, eerie debut novel. Like a handcrafted wedding quilt, Zacharias's prose weaves the tangle of hardscrabble lives into old fashion Appalachia storytelling. --Ann Hite, author of GHOST ON BLACK MOUNTAIN Karen Spears Zacharias has carved a brilliant gem of a novel out of hard, uncompromising times and lives. Her remote mountain setting conceals misery, mystery, and madness--but also love, which comes in many forms. Zacharias examines these intertwined lives with great compassion and daring; she is a wonderful writer. --Lee Smith, author of MRS. DARCY AND THE BLUE-EYED STRANGER

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