Author Laura Lee Smith

Author Laura Lee Smith

Sunday May 20, 2018 2:00 PM


Laura Lee Smith will not be able to come for this event. We hope to have Laura join us later in the year.

Join us on Sunday, May 20 at 2 pm to hear author Laura Lee Smith talk about her latest novel The Ice House. After her talk, Laura will be happy to sign copies of her books.

To reserve a seat, call Copperfish Books at (941) 205-2560 or email

From a writer who’s been praised for her “intelligence, heart, wit” (Richard Russo, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls), The Ice House (Grove Press) 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. The novel is set in northeast Florida and Scotland. 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. Publishers Weekly called it “a majestic reconciliation story.”

Laura Lee Smith’s first novel was the acclaimed Heart of Palm (2013), also from Grove Press. Her short fiction was selected for inclusion in Best American Short Stories 2015 and in New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best, 2010. Her work has also appeared in New England Review, The Florida Review, Natural Bridge, Bayou, and other journals, and she is a frequent contributor to Swamp Radio. She lives in St. Augustine and works as an advertising copywriter.