IU Press author Larry Lockridge grew up in his father's shadow. Ross Lockridge, Jr. was the award-winning author of Raintree County, but the younger Lockridge didn't have the chance to get to know his father. Two months after Raintree County was published, Ross Lockridge, Jr. took his own life. Larry was just five years old at the time.
Decades later, Lockridge penned Shade of the Raintree, an exploration into his father's life and work. He recently appeared on Heartland History, the official podcast of the Midwestern History Association to discuss the book, his life, and the meaning of his work.
He also recently sat down for an interview with David Brent Johnson of WFIU for an interview on the show Profiles. Hear that discussion here.
Shade of the Raintree was republished by IU Press in 2014. It is available below.