Georgia author and columnist, Katie Hart Smith introduced her latest novel, High Cotton and Magnolias, at a launch party held at Truth’s Community Clinic on Sunday, June 30, 2019, donating a portion of the book’s proceeds to the non-profit organization. (from L - R:  Marcy Terranova, Scarlett Rigsby, Katie Hart Smith, Mamie Outler, Cassie Terranova, Marie Beiser)

In High Cotton and Magnolias, the protagonist, Addie Engel, continues her life journey as a nurse-in-training at Atlanta’s Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing, where she finds that hope, faith, love, and change are the only constants. Throughout High Cotton and Magnolias, Addie must discover her true grit as Atlanta undergoes an economic and social upheaval that will change the world.

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Doris Lorraine Harris Snell

The year was 1947, March. Doris Lorraine Harris came to Snellville to finish school early so she could start her nursing career (back then in Snellville there were only 11 grades). She was living with her cousins, Thelma and Gerald Brownlee.

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