Black Lawrence Press
October 2, 2008

Louella Bryant Reading at St. George’s Tonight

Louella Bryant, author of WHILE IN DARKNESS THERE IS LIGHT

Louella Bryant, author of WHILE IN DARKNESS THERE IS LIGHT

BLP author Louella Bryant will read from her book While in Darkness There is Light: Idealism and Tragedy on an Australian Commune, with a foreword by former presidential candidate Howard Dean.The reading is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. at St. George’s Boarding and Day School in Newport, Rhode Island, where some of the young men in the book attended school, including Bryant’s own husband, Harry Reynolds.

While in Darkness There is Light is a look at the lives of five young men who, during the Vietnam era, start a commune in Australia-and a look at how young men often look to the wild to find themselves and the consequences this sometimes yields. The Rosebud Farm project was born of idealism, commitment, and virtue, all deeply rooted in friendships that have transcended distance and time. The men in this story, insulated by wealth and innocent of heart, were trying to make sense of a tumultuous world and trying to find some peace in it. One of these five young men was Charlie Dean, the brother of Howard Dean.

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