"Absolutely wonderful in just about every single way… Immediately seductive."
"Enchanting, highly readable… The Family Orchard captures two centuries of Israel’s modern history through the dreams, the sacrifices, the bravery of one remarkable Jewish family. It’s a marvelous debut."
–San Francisco Chronicle
"Ambitious… A meaty, old-fashioned multi-generational family saga."
–The Washington Post Book World
"[The Family Orchard is] told in the bold colors of an Isaac Bashevis Singer fable… [Eve] is a storyteller of uncommon energy and poise."
–The New York Times
"Wonderfully accomplished… in a league with other multigenerational epics like One Hundred Years of Solitude."
"Ripe with vivid images… An earthy, unorthodox view of family history, one imbued with love and warmth and humor."
–Detroit Free Press
"Blends traditional Jewish storytelling with the ingredients of postmodernism: magical realism, multiple authorial voices, a playful conflation of fiction ad nonfiction, even woodcut illustrations and eclectic design."
–The Boston Globe