Ice Out


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$16.95  $15.76
She Writes Press
Publish Date
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

Susan Speranza was born in New York City, grew up on Long Island, and went to college and for a time worked in Manhattan. For years she enjoyed the hectic pace and cultural amenities of the City, but after a great upheaval, she escaped the urban/suburban jungle and claimed her piece of the country in Vermont, where she has now lived happily for more than twenty years. In between the demands of life, she's authored two other books: The City of Light, a dystopian story about the end of Western civilization, and The Tale of Lucia Grandi, The Early Years, a novel about a dysfunction suburban family. She's also published numerous articles, poems, and short stories. Along the way, she managed to collect a couple of master's degrees. When she is not writing, she keeps herself busy exhibiting and breeding her champion Pekingese. She lives in Chester, VT.


2022 Best Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Visionary
2022 PenCraft Book Awards Runner-Up Winner in Fiction (General)
2022 NYC Big Book Awards Distinguished Favorite in Visionary Fiction
2022 International Book Awards Finalist in Fiction: Visionary
2022 Book Excellence Awards Winner in Fiction

2022 Eric Hofer Book Award Finalist

2022 Literary Titan Book Award Gold Award Winner

"[D]eftly focuses on redemption and forgiveness . . . an engaging tale about thorny family ties."

--Kirkus Reviews

"This is a story that will at times chill your bones, but also warm your heart. Susan Speranza's Ice Out
is a transformative tale of one woman's desperate journey to save the
ones she loves, and in the process save herself. Part allegory, the
novel explores the inner reaches of our soul, to our moral compass, in
order to find the way forward toward forgiveness and self-acceptance.
Speranza brilliantly threads the line between utter heartache and
redemption in a thrilling novel that lingers long after its last page is
--Wm. Anthony Connolly, author of Psalms & Stones and The Smallest Universe

"In her tense, riveting thriller Ice Out,
Susan Speranza taps into ancient tropes of desire, faith, and fear to
weave a tale of lovers Francesca and Ben. Seemingly in possession of the
perfect marriage, Francesca certainly feels occasional tension from
Ben, but as the pages fly along, the signs grow more foreboding. A
wicked, tragic final act at last makes Francesca face the cold, hard
facts of her life. But when she finds herself suddenly with real power
in her hands, will Francesca choose forgiveness, or the much more
tempting revenge? Speranza's fine storytelling in Ice Out grabs the reader and simply never lets go."
--Tony D'Souza, author of Whiteman and The Konkans

"Ice Out
is an emotional rollercoaster with an intricate psychological plot.
Readers who enjoy metaphysical fiction, thriller, or psychological
fiction novels will be drawn into this riveting story."

--Literary Titan

"A harrowing, mind-bending journey; fans of fast-paced fiction will thoroughly enjoy this book. Highly recommended!"

--Book Excellence Awards