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Julie Orringer

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in Miama, Florida, The United States


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Julie Orringer is an American author born in Miami, Florida. Her first book, How to Breathe Underwater, was published in September 2003 by Knopf Publishing Group. She is a graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, McSweeney's, Ploughshares, Zoetrope: All-Story, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Best New American Voices, and The Best American Non-Required Reading. She received the Paris Review's Discovery Prize, two Pushcart Prizes, The Yale Review Editors' Prize, Ploughshares' Cohen Award, the Northern California Book Award, and the Anne and Robert Cowan Award from the Jewish Community Endowment Fund. She was the recipient of ...more

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The Invisible Bridge

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How to Breathe Underwater

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Note to Sixth-Grade Self

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When She Is Old and I Am Fa...

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The Flight Portfolio

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Unter Wasser atmen: Storys

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The New Granta Book of the ...

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The New Diaspora: The Chang...

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The 826 Quarterly, Volume 3

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Journey by Moonlight

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“And what if I fail?"
"Ah! Then you'll have a story to tell.”
Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge

“I wondered how it could be that people could love God and hate one another.”
Julie Orringer, How to Breathe Underwater

“It was like love, he thought, this crumbling chapel: it has been complicated, and therefore perfected, by what time had done to it”
Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge



Please vote on the poll below to select your choice for April's Bitches' Choice Read. Poll ends Friday.

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer
by Julie Orringer
A World War II saga, unfolding from a little-explored area of the Holocaust.
  7 votes 53.8%

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin
by Tom Franklin
The riveting story of two boyhood friends, torn apart by circumstance, who are brought together again by a terrible crime in a small Mississippi town.
  6 votes 46.2%

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