Reviews of Ordinary Paradise
"Ordinary Paradise shows how a devastating loss, acknowledged or not, can seep through the family psyche."
— The New York Times Book Review
"Unlike many recent self-serving and self-loving memoirs, this account feels like an honest attempt to understand and ease an ancient pain. It is a privilege to be allowed to accompany the author on the journey."
— The Boston Globe
"I can't escape from the fact that my mother didn't tell me she was dying," writes Laura Furman in this wrenching, elegiac memoir, Ordinary Paradise, as she comes to see how the silence that surrounded her mother's death marked her life."
— ELLE Magazine