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Debut at 93: Smith publishes 1st book

SPRINGFIELD – Bonnie Smith joked that writing her memoir was a better solution than going to a psychiatrist. The 93-year-old Springfield author’s debut follows Smith coming up in an impoverished background in Northern Mississippi during the Great Depression and how she persevered to living a fulfilling life. The book, “Black-eyed Peas and Turnip Greens,” was released on July 31, and serves as a “coming-of-age” and “rags-to-riches” story.



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