Jennifer Smith Turner (Author)
April 14, 2020
5.5 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.75 pounds
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About the Author
Jennifer Smith Turner is a New England-born writer. She is the author of two poetry books, Lost and Found: Rhyming Verse Honoring African American Heroes and Perennial Secrets: Poetry & Prose. She is the retired CEO of Girl Scouts of Connecticut. During her professional career, she served as an appointed government official with the State of Connecticut and the City of Hartford as a corporate and nonprofit executive, and as a member of many academic and nonprofit boards of directors. She retired to Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Eric Turner, in 2012.
2020 Self-Publishing EBook Award Winner in Fiction "A captivating story of a strong African American woman who pursues her dreams." --Kirkus Reviews "Jennifer Smith Turner's Child Bride offers a rich and immersive evocation of life for a young black American woman in the mid-twentieth century. Her portrayals of both rural, segregated Louisiana and Boston, Massachusetts, are vivid, powerful, and striking in their historical accuracy. But it is protagonist Nell's journey as a woman seeking independence that makes this book stand out: her evolution from a child bride into a forceful and self-assured adult testifies to the incalculable value of a warm heart and an inquiring mind." --Ursula DeYoung, Editor, Embark Literary Journal