Laura Lee Smith with Ice House

at in store on 01/20/2018, 06:00 pm
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"Tallahassee", FL
Laura Lee Smith with Ice House Saturday, January 20th :: 6:00 - 7:30 PM The Ice House by Laura Lee Smith Event date: Saturday, January 20th - 6:00-7:30 P.M. Event address: 1123 Thomasville Rd Tallahassee, FL 32303 ​ Midtown Reader is excited to welcome Florida author Laura Lee Smith, who will be reading and signing her new novel, THE ICE HOUSE. "From a writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls), The Ice House is the picaresque, heartrending tale of a man on the verge of losing his livelihood and of losing forever his relationship with his only son. 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 relationsh

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