The Ice House

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 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 From a writer who's been praised for her "intelligence, heart, wit" (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of E...

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Title:The Ice House
Author:Laura Lee Smith
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:0802127088
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Ice House Reviews

  • Rebecca Tolley
    Jan 17, 2018
    Received a review copy. Surprisingly good and engrossing; didn't want to put it down, but had to close my eyes to sleep a few hours before finishing this on a snowday from work. The first few pages made me think it'd be a typical tropey 'southern' fiction novel, but the writer's cl...
  • Rachel Watkins
    Sep 13, 2017
    I love sweeping family dramas and Laura Lee Smith's THE ICE HOUSE shares the story of the MacKinnons which encompasses mid-life health issues, family business troubles, a son with a drug problem and all the interesting nuances that being human and aging brings to the forefront. Smith k...
  • Andrea
    May 30, 2017
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Pretty much a solid three. At times I really liked; other I could have walked away. The story wavered between engaging and not. Set in current day Florida, The Ice House is an ice factory owned [inherited] by Paul...
  • Diane S ☔
    Nov 08, 2017
    Thoughts soon. ...
  • Peebee
    Dec 16, 2017
    Wow, what a book. I often do not enjoy books like this but this one really grabbed me. It started off a little slow, and I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. The setting of the scene in the beginning was a little formulaic in its description of the physical scenery and the characte...
  • Korynne
    Sep 10, 2017
    Caution: For erudite audiences only. That was seriously my first reaction to this book once I finished it. There are so many sesquipedalian words in this book that I had to read it with a dictionary on hand to look up new words every few pages. At first, I thought that the author i...
  • Bonnye Reed
    Oct 19, 2017
    GNab If you have read other reviews of this special novel, you may think me addlepated when I tell you that this is an excellent feel good tale. After all, 30 year old Corran, though currently in his fifth phase of freedom from heroin addiction and settled in a small drug free town on ...
  • Barbara
    Jan 06, 2018
    3.5Stars: ?The Ice House? by Laura Lee Smith is a satisfying read about a man in the midst of crisis in all aspects of his life. His business is facing a shutdown; his son won?t talk to him; his wife seems restless; and his physical health is precarious. Johnny MacKinnon is a...
  • Joy D
    Oct 27, 2017
    Adult contemporary fiction about forgiveness, courage, and redemption disguised as a family drama about a couple who owns an ice factory. Contains one of the most well-drawn set of characters in a book I?ve read this year. One of the secondary characters, Chemal, is among my all-time...
  • Jo
    Jul 31, 2017
    Adult fiction-not something I normally read, but still enjoyed immensely. Johnny and his wife are in the middle of fighting OSHA for their business (an ice factory his wife inherited) when he?s diagnosed with a medical condition and scheduled for surgery. Instead of resting and t...