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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."

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Titles At Your Library

Why God Has Gray Hair
ISBN: 1590801466

Echelon Press. 2002

Those were the days! Pre Vatican II, Sister Hedwig, and Father Thaddeus.

Step back in time to the elementary days of the 1930's in parochial school.

Sophia Zufa offers an insightful, and more times than not, humorous retelling of her youthful days. Meet neighbors, friends, and family, in the sharp-witted and emotionally inspiring collection of tales born of experience.

Sophia Zufa will make you laugh and bring a lump to your throat with her stories and anecdotes.

ISBN: 1601459866

Schiel and Denver. 2009

Set in 1970s Berlin, Wilhelm Weber is blackmailed into selling classified documents to an East German Intelligence Agency. Striving to justify his actions, he cannot foresee the devastating consequences, or realize that from the beginning - he was a marked man.

St. Michael the Archangel's Washboard Band
ISBN: 0970943083

. 2004


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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