Watch Time Fly
Viking Press, 1983

Watch Time Fly

"THE territory covered in Laura Furman’s short stories is already familiar to us from the work of other New Yorker writers like Ann Beattie and Elizabeth Tallent. Miss Furman writes about the Vietnam-influenced generation of passively waiting lost souls, young women and men more concerned with relationships than with careers, basically urban characters who are nonetheless willing to immerse themselves in gardening, home repair and other rural/​suburban pursuits. Yet Miss Furman is a more subtle writer than her topics would suggest, largely because of her restrained style. The stories in Watch Time Fly are deceptively simple; they illustrate the way in which masterful skill can disguise itself as an innocent lack of literary self-consciousness."
Wendy Lesser, The New York Times Book Review

The Mother Who Stayed

Story Collections
Winedale Books, 2001.
"Furman’s portraits of her characters are rich in telling details, showing them utterly and convincingly rooted in their worlds. Her luxuriant histories of grief are sure and exact, drawing the reader in and rarely loosening their grip." The New York Times Book Review
Viking Press, 1983
"The stories in Watch Time Fly are deceptively simple; they illustrate the way in which masterful skill can disguise itself as an innocent lack of literary self-consciousness." –Wendy Lesser, The New York Times Book Review
Novel
Summit Books, 1986;
reissued by Winedale Books in 2000
"Tuxedo Park is the best entertainment imaginable, rich in plot and event, pulling the reader from page to page as powerfully as the most suspenseful thriller. But it's also good literature. It's finely crafted, each character lovingly, carefully wrought, each scene meticulously colored and every detail palpable.... This is a book that first catches your eye and then grabs your heart. It hangs on and won't let go." — Anne Tyler, USA Today
Viking Press, 1982
Memoir
Winedale Books, 1996.
"Ordinary Paradise shows how a devastating loss, acknowledged or not, can seep through the family psyche." —The New York Times Book Review
Edited Collections
“Widely regarded as the nation’s most prestigious awards for short fiction.” —The Atlantic Monthly

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