SEAD Gallery & Bookshop is excited to host a talk and book signing with author Ron Newton on November 9th from 6:30 - 8 PM.
Ron Newton’s memoir “Light of her Children” depicts his family’s hardships growing up, along with the growth and strength that resulted from their tribulations. The book describes Ron’s childhood with 20 siblings through his coming of age in rural Northeastern Colorado as the Great Depression, World War II, and the 1950s unfolded. Following several generations of the Newton family, “Light of her Children” provides insight into history unwinding in this small Colorado town lodged in the Rocky Mountains as its community chases the American dream during a time when it feels unattainable. Readers will experience Newton’s personal narrative of trials during this harsh time in history and in his family, as well as witness the way his relationships with other people and institutions in the community ultimately shaped him.
“Light of her Children” remains relevant to today’s society as it touches on government welfare support for the poor and mentally ill. Newton brings insight and humanity to this issue, addressing them with empathy. His novel inspires the reader, as his family rises from poverty with help from both the government and the community.