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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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Note to Sixth-Grade Self
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" Dear Goodreads readers, thanks so much for all your questions this week! It was lovely to get to hear your reactions to The Invisible Bridge and How t ...more "
" QUESTION: "Do you have any advice for beginning writers? Can you speak to the importance of an advanced writing degree, like an MFA? I'm starting a ma ...more "
" Thanks for such a great question, Alison!

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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

“Why would a man not argue his own shameful culpability, why would he not crave responsibility for disaster, when the alternative was to feel himself to be nothing more than a speck of human dust?”
Julie Orringer, The Invisible Bridge


April we will have a Skype discussion with Julie Orringer. So that I may set a date with the author, which dates work for you. I will give out the books at the March meeting. If you would like it before or if you miss the March meeting, please let me know and I can give it to you at an alternate time/location.

April 22, 2012
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April 29, 2012
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Julie Orringer will be available Monday, March 7 through Sunday, March 13 to discuss her bestselling novel, THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE. She's also happy to ...more

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