Malabar Farm State Park: Louis Bromfield Comes Home Again

By Roy A. Barnes

As a writer myself, I found it a refreshing experience to take some time to visit a place that was once the grand home and farmland of a writer from an era so long passed. Malabar Farm State Park is the place I speak of. It's located in Lucas, Ohio, roughly 70 miles northeast of Columbus.

In 1935, author Louis Bromfield's novel, called 'The Man Who Had Everything', was published. It focused on a successful and popular playwright named Tom Ashford, who seemed to have it all, but whose soul was empty. He makes a trek back to his former home in France, where his first love ...

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