Laura Lee Smith | The Ice House CANCELLED

Laura Lee Smith | The Ice House CANCELLED

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 7:00 PM

Ivy Hall
179 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308



Celebrated author Laura Lee Smith (selected for "Best American Short Stories 2015") visits Ivy Hall to read from, discuss and sign copies of her new novel The Ice House.

This event is free and open to the public.

If you are unable to attend this event, you may still pre-order a signed copy below.

About the Book

Laura Lee Smith is a writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, [and] wit” (Richard Russo). Her new novel The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible closing of the family business, a serious medical diagnosis, and the slings and arrows of familial discord.

Johnny MacKinnon might be on the verge of losing it all. The ice factory he married into, which he’s run for decades, is facing devastating OSHA fines following a mysterious accident and may have to close. The only hope for Johnny’s livelihood is that someone in the community saw something, but no one seems to be coming forward. He hasn’t spoken to his son Corran back in Scotland since Corran’s heroin addiction finally drove Johnny to the breaking point. And now, after a collapse on the factory floor, it appears Johnny may have a brain tumor. Johnny’s been ordered to take it easy, but in some ways, he thinks, what’s left to lose? This may be his last chance to bridge the gap with Corran—and to have any sort of relationship with the baby granddaughter he’s never met.

Witty and heartbreaking by turns, The Ice House is a vibrant portrait of multifaceted, exquisitely human characters that readers will not soon forget. It firmly establishes Laura Lee Smith as a gifted voice in American fiction.