Subscribe and enjoy more than 800,000 books
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey 902feb64d8b6d481ab8ddda06fbebbba4c95dfa9b7936a7beeb197266cd8b846
The Ice House - cover

The Ice House

Laura Lee Smith

Publisher: Grove Press

  • 0
  • 8
  • 0

Summary

From a writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls), The Ice House follows the beleaguered MacKinnons as they weather the possible loss 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.

Other books that might interest you

  • Thing Fifteen - Diary of a Serial Killer #3 - cover

    Thing Fifteen - Diary of a...

    Erin Lee

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    My name is Beverly. I’m more than a Thing. Every town has its legends. I would know, I am one of them. I am the girl they tell campfire stories about. The “well-liked librarian” who was going places until she was kidnapped and eaten by the Ice Cream Man. I am the warning parents tell their children about, the woman whose remains were never found… There’s so much more to my story than how I died. My name is Beverly Watkins. I was twenty-seven years old the day I perished at the hands of a serial killer. For more than a year, Master Jimmie kept me in his favorite freezer and took me out for weekly playdates. I was the cherry on top of his twisted ice cream sundae; the Thing he called Fifteen. It’s only the beginning to my story. You see, justice is haunting. And tonight, I’m in the mood for it. I’m here to set the record straight, to make sure all the facts are tied up in perfect yellow bows like the ones they tied around trees for me. I won’t rest until I’ve told my own story, my way. Which reminds me: I have a visit to make. Care to join me?
    Show book
  • Rising Phoenix - cover

    Rising Phoenix

    Kyle Mills

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp Series 
     
    Special Agent Mark Beamon is a maverick. His open disdain for the FBI's rules--and Directors--has exiled him to a no-profile post in the boondocks. 
    But when a shadowy right-wing group starts flooding America's emergency rooms with dead and dying, Beamon is summoned back to Washington. Teamed with an icily efficient female field agent, he is given the thankless task of stopping the slaughter--even though millions of Americans secretly approve of it! 
    As the body count rises, Beamon realizes there is something eerily familiar about his adversary, reminding him of the coldest killer he ever encountered--not a criminal but a law enforcement colleague. And for the first time, he wonders why he was chosen for this assignment. 
    Was it his expertise--or his expendability?
    Show book
  • Into the Woods - cover

    Into the Woods

    David Wood

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    From the author of the bestselling Dane Maddock Adventures comes a thrilling historical adventure!  
    Set against the backdrop of colonial America, Into the Woods is the story of pioneer and patriot Jonathan Wood. Straining against the bonds of Tidewater society, and tempted by an ancient legend, Jonathan’s sense of adventure leads him “Over the Mountains” of southwest Virginia. Perils abound for this brave pioneer, who must face threats from the native tribes, the British, and even more sinister enemies, while fighting for the woman he loves and the land that will not let go of his heart. Based on a true story, Into the Woods is a tale of adventure, danger, love, loss, and the triumph of the human spirit.
    
    “David Wood has crafted a gem of a story laced with action, villainy, revenge and reconciliation." Terry W. Ervin II, author of Relic Tech
    
    "Into the Woods is an amazing historical adventure, and a compelling testament to the power of family." Sean Ellis, author of The Mira Raiden Adventures
    Show book
  • Faery Tales: Six Novellas of Magic and Adventure - Faery Worlds #3 - cover

    Faery Tales: Six Novellas of...

    Julia Crane, Anthea Sharp,...

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    This anthology includes six tales of adventure, love, and treacherous fey magic from six award-winning, bestselling authors. Enter these fantastical realms where dark powers lurk and the ordinay world can be transformed in a heartbeat to a place of wonder—and danger. From the hidden fae folk dwelling among mortals to the challenges of babysitting a malicious fairy, these tales will cast their enchantment over you! 
    Cover by Howard David Johnson~ 
    THE MORRIGAN – Phaedra Weldon 
    Irish folklore student Tam Kirkpatrick finds himself the focus of dark Faery forces intent on stealing his shillelagh. The catch is—Tam never knew he had one, let alone that he was the son of a Leprechaun. Now he must find his shillelagh and claim his heritage, before it’s too late. 
    THE SWAY – Amy Patrick 
    A member of the Dark Court, Vancia has spent her life among humans—together but separate, hiding in plain sight. Now Pappa says it’s time to put her glamour to use against the unsuspecting humans and worse, agree to an arranged political marriage with the reclusive Light Elven prince. 
    HOW TO BABYSIT A CHANGELING – USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp 
    When a mortal boy is exchanged for a hideous faerie creature, Marny Fanalua steps up to help her friends in their battle against the Dark Court. 
    *NOTE * The events in this novella occur simultaneously with Feyland: The Twilight Kingdom. Reading the complete Feyland Trilogy first is recommended if you would like to avoid spoilers. 
    FAELEAHN – Jenna Elizabeth Johnson 
    Meghan and Cade are ready to pledge their souls to one another in a traditional bonding ceremony of Eile.  While sharing their news with friends, the faelah bounty hunter and the princess of Erintara grow even closer as their love is reflected back to them by those they hold most dear. 
    *NOTE* The events in this novella take place after the conclusion of Luathara, the third book in the Otherworld Trilogy.  If you wish to avoid spoilers, you might want to read the first three Otherworld books (Faelorehn, Dolmarehn and Luathara) before reading. 
    ARRANGED – Julia Crane 
    Magick’s been restored on earth but it comes at a crippling price. With the planet on the brink of destruction, an unlikely pair must work together to try to bridge together a lifetime of hatred. Will their forbidden romance bring their worlds together or tear them apart? 
    WITHOUT ARMOR – Alexia Purdy 
    The Unseelie are up to no good… My name is Benton, and I hunt the darkest of creatures in existence. Especially when they get unruly and try to invade my home, the human realm. Betrayal, broken hearts and uncharted magic…I never saw it coming.
    Show book
  • Bloodline - cover

    Bloodline

    Sidney Sheldon

    • 0
    • 5
    • 0
    Bloodline is one of the best of Sheldon's blockbuster thrillers. Roffe and Sons is a family firm, an international empire filled with desperate, cash-hungry family members. At its head was one of the wealthiest men in the world—a man who has just died in a mysterious accident and left his daughter, Elizabeth, in control of the company. Now as this intelligent, tough, and gorgeous woman dares to save—not sell—Roffe and Sons, she will have to outwit those who secretly want her power . . . and the unknown assassin who wants her life. Bloodline is a sweeping novel of high financial intrigue on three continents, love, murder, danger, and suspense.
    Show book
  • The Runagates Club - cover

    The Runagates Club

    John Buchan

    • 0
    • 1
    • 0
    The Runagates Club was written in the year 1928 by John Buchan. This book is one of the most popular novels of John Buchan, and has been translated into several other languages around the world.This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
    Show book