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Sophia Zufa

Born: N/A
Connection to Illinois: Zufa lives in New Lenox.

Biography: 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.

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Sophia Zufa on WorldCat:

Selected Titles

  St. Michael the archangel's washboard band /
ISBN: 0970943083 OCLC: 56630016

Professional Development, Inc., Plainfield, Ill. : 2004.

The watchers /
ISBN: 1601459866 OCLC: 606852908, [United States] : ©2009.

ISBN: 1849030502 OCLC: 944398480

Schiel & Denver Publishin, [Place of publication not identified] : 2010.

Why God has gray hair :
ISBN: 1590801466 OCLC: 51734685

Echelon, Crowley, Tex. : 2002.

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