On Our Shelves Now Published:
Tin House Books, 1/2012
Lisa says: An unexpected gem, this debut novella is like finding a beautiful vintage Chanel string of pearls. Smith uses the backdrop of Portland, Oregon and Cook Inlet, Alaska to reveal the quiet private interior life of Isabel, a young woman in her twenties who restores old books. Much like the glaciers are imperceptibly melting, Isabel lives a life of quiet invisibility, longing for adventure and deep connections.