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Laura Lee Smith


Laura Lee Smith

Laura Lee Smith is the author of two novels: THE ICE HOUSE and HEART OF PALM. Her short fiction was selected by guest editor T.C. Boyle for inclusion in BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2015 and by guest editor Amy Hempel for inclusion 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 works as an advertising copywriter.

Books by Laura Lee Smith

by Laura Lee Smith - Fiction

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. But 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.

by Laura Lee Smith - Fiction, Women's Fiction

Utina, Florida is a small, down-at-heels southern town about to meet the tide of an economic growth that it hasn't seen in decades. The Bravos, a local family held together in equal measure by love, unspoken blame, and tenuously brokered truces, have been complacent with the stagnant ways of the sleepy town. So when opportunity knocks, tempers ignite, secrets are unearthed, and each of the Bravos is forced to confront the tragedies of their shared past.