Ross Lockridge, Jr. was an American author born in Bloomington, Indiana in 1914. He is best known for his novel “Raintree County,” which was published in 1948. Lockridge’s writing style can be described as lyrical and introspective, often exploring themes of love, history, and the human condition. His work was heavily influenced by the American Midwest, where he grew up, and he often incorporated elements of regionalism in his writing. Despite his promising talent, Lockridge tragically took his own life just a year after the publication of “Raintree County,” leaving behind a significant literary legacy.

Showing the single result

  • 1948: Raintree County, by Ross Lockridge, Jr

    Raintree County by Ross Lockridge Jr. is a historical fiction novel set in the titular Raintree County, Indiana, during the mid-19th century. The story follows John Shawnessy, a young man who dreams of writing a great American novel, as he navigates his way through love, war, and the complexities of life in a rapidly changing America. The novel spans over 1000 pages and includes illustrations and maps to help readers visualize the setting and characters.

    Raintree County is a sweeping epic that captures the spirit of America during a time of great change and upheaval. Through the eyes of its protagonist, Lockridge explores themes of love, loss, and the pursuit of the American dream, all set against the backdrop of a rapidly changing country.