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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sophia Zufa  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: N/A

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Illinois Connection

Zufa lives in New Lenox.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sophia Zufa is the author of ''Why God Has Gray Hair'', a collection of short stories about attending Catholic parochial school in the pre-Vatican II era, when all the teachers were nuns and the pastor was held in only slightly lesser esteem than the Pope. Most of the pieces in the book are humorous, and some are downright hilarious. Yet a few will touch you with a poignancy that aims straight for the heart. Reviewers have praised the book with comments such as "pure enjoyment", "charming stories that had me laughing out loud", and "a truly enjoyable read- don't pass this one up."


Sophia was honored at the 2004 & 2005 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

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Contains the author's reminiscences about her Catholic school education by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict following the Great Depression.