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Karen Spears Zacharias

Karen Spears Zacharias is the author of several books including the bestselling WILL JESUS BUY ME A DOUBLEWIDE? iand MOTHER OF RAIN, winner of the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction and a finalist for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize. MOTHER OF RAIN, the stage play, is under production by Georgia’s Springer Opera House. Zacharias’s work has been featured on CNN, National Public Radio, and The Diane Rehm Show. She lives near the big river in Oregon. Learn more about her at

Books by Karen Spears Zacharias

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Benched : The Memoirs of Judge Rufe McCombs
By author: Karen Spears Zacharias
Product Code: H426
ISBN: 9780865545700
Product Format: Hardback
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Murder led five-year old Rufe Dorsey Edwards into her first courtroom. Victims and defendents ahve sat in courtrooms across the nation clasping sweaty palms while fervently petioning justice. Or, at least, a shot at personal vindication. On that Spring day in 1924, in a Dekalb County, Georgia courtroom, five-year old Rufe realized that attorneys like Schley Howard garnered attention.
Mother of Rain
By author: Karen Spears Zacharias
Product Code: P469
ISBN: 9780881464481
Product Format: Paperback
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“Maizee Hurd was an easy target for hard times,” according to Burdy Luttrell, the town healer. Burdy is a Melungeon woman with striking features and mysterious ways. She owns the land the Hurds leased following their marriage on June 3, 1940. Maizee moved upriver at the age of ten after tragedy struck, and she was sent off to be raised by a childless aunt and her doctor husband. Shortly after Maizee’s ferry boat arrival in the rural mountain community of Christian Bend—carrying only a small suitcase, her mama’s Bible, and her doll Hitty—the young girl began hearing the voices that would continue to torment her.
By author: Karen Spears Zacharias
Product Code: P514
ISBN: 9780881465396
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Sequel to the award-winning MOTHER OF RAIN. When it is a healing they need, the people at Christian Bend, Tennessee, turn to one woman—Burdy Luttrell. Melungeon by birth, Burdy learned the therapeutic properties of roots from the women in her family. When Burdy discovers that Lincoln Memorial University is hosting a class on healing roots, she persuades her friend, Mayne, to drive her up. The two women make a fateful stop at Laidlow Pharmacy at Bean Station where an armed gunman executes three people and critically injures another. Burdy—the woman able to cure others—is now fighting for her life at University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. Karen Spears Zacharias has crafted a mesmerizing novel of tragedy and transformation, a beautiful rendering of fact and fiction, and a tenderhearted narrative of survivors and the battles they face.