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Julie Orringer

USA flag (b.1973)

Julie Orringer was born in 1973 and grew up in New Orleans and Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and Cornell University. Her stories have appeared in several publications including The Paris Review, The Yale Review and Best New American Voices. Julie Orringer lives in San Francisco where she is currently at work on a novel. How to Breathe Underwater is her first book.

Genres: Historical
   The Invisible Bridge (2010)
   The Flight Portfolio (2019)
     aka Transatlantic
   How to Breathe Underwater (2003)
   Poolside (2007) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
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Julie Orringer recommends
Morningside Heights (2021)
Joshua Henkin
"In the sheer pleasure of reading Joshua Henkin’s new novel—of following its swift narrative movements, getting to know its all-too-human characters, inhabiting its detail-perfect settings, its relentlessly accurate portrayals— of marriage and parenthood and siblinghood—we can almost forget, for moments on end, that its subject is one of the most painful imaginable: the loss of a self, of a marriage, of a shared life. But the real magic of Morningside Heights is the way it lifts us up, reminding us that ordinary people undertake extraordinary acts of survival every day."
St. Ivo (2020)
Joanna Hershon
"St. Ivo is a wise and revealing book, full of elegant menace?a novel whose tensions threaten to break its surface on every page. But Hershon is a master of control, showing us patiently, and with rich verisimilitude, how a parent’s love for an estranged child persists despite separation and silence; how longtime friendships hurt and heal; and how loss compels us to know ourselves, much as we might wish to look away."
A Separation (2017)
Katie Kitamura
"A mesmerizing novel, one whose force builds inexorably as its story unfolds in daring, unexpected strokes..."

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Books containing stories by Julie Orringer
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (2004)
(Best American Nonrequired Reading)
edited by
Dave Eggers

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