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Author Lockridge, Laurence S., 1942-

Title Shade of the Raintree, Centennial Edition : the Life and Death of Ross Lockridge, Jr., author of Raintree County
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, 2014


Description 1 online resource (542 pages) (xxiv, 499 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Summary Raintree County, the first novel by Ross Lockridge, Jr., was the publishing event of 1948. Excerpted in Life magazine, it was a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection, won MGM's Novel Award and a movie deal, and stood at the top of the nation's bestseller lists. Unfortunately, Lockridge's first novel was also his last. Two months after its publication the 33-year-old author from Bloomington, Indiana, took his own life. His son Larry was five years old at the time. Shade of the Raintree is Larry's search for an understanding of his father's baffling act. In this powerfully narrated biography,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Lockridge, Ross, 1914-1948.
Lockridge, Ross, 1914-1948. fast (OCoLC)fst00140047
Subject Novelists, American -- 20th century -- Biography
Novelists, American.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780253012982