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The Resource The Ice House

The Ice House

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The Ice House
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The Ice House
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"A thought-provoking multinational tale . . . [that] will challenge your crime solving skills and teach you lots about the Scottish Highlands." —The St. Augustine Record 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. "Smith weaves their stories expertly, moving from Jacksonville to Scotland and back, from another disaster to a laugh-out-loud moment. Her tenderness toward her characters and subtle understanding of class differences in American society are reminiscent of such novelists as Richard Russo and Jennifer Egan, but this heartbreaking, heartwarming novel is an original."—Tampa Bay Times "A beautiful character-driven novel."—Indie Picks Magazine
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Smith, Laura Lee
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  • Fiction
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The Ice House
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OVERDRIVE:b835b7a0-1f9d-43c4-880d-164b112a286d
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802189318
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optical disk
Label
The Ice House
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:b835b7a0-1f9d-43c4-880d-164b112a286d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780802189318
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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