Lee Zacharias is the author of a novel Lessons, and a book of short stories Helping Muriel Make It through the Night. She has published numerous essays, short stories, and photographs and is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the North Carolina Arts Council. Her newest work is a collection of essays entitled The Only Sounds We Make. Of this work, Publishers Weekly says, “With grace, charm, and insight, Zacharias shares personal stories that explore how we make sense of memory, our histories, and our connections—to family, the past, and the wider world.…readers will be drawn into Zacharias's world, which she studies with candor and elegance.” Elaine Neil Orr, author of A Different Sun, says, “Zacharias pitches her tent at the crossroads of the natural world and the moral universe, and what she gives us is observation and insight to match the best of Annie Dillard, Wendell Berry, and Diane Ackerman.” Zacharias lives in Greensboro and is faculty emeritus at UNC Greensboro.
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