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Julie Orringer's Books

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Jan.25.2011
Julie Orringer's astonishing first novel — eagerly awaited since the publication of her heralded best-selling short-story collection, How to Breathe Underwater ("Fiercely beautiful." The New York Times) — is a grand love story and an epic tale of three brothers whose lives are torn apart by war. Paris, 1937. Andras Levi, a Hungarian Jewish architecture student, arrives from...
How to Breathe Underwater
Sep.02.2003
Nine fiercely beautiful, impossible-to-put-down stories from a young writer who has already received worldwide attention. Julie Orringer’s characters–all of them submerged by loss, whether of parents or lovers or a viable relationship to the world in general–struggle mightily against the wildly engulfing forces that threaten to overtake us all. All of them learn, gloriously if at...