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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Description: 226 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1400041112 :

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How to breathe underwater : stories

by Orringer, Julie.

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Call number: Fiction

Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Pittsfield Adult

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Pilgrims -- When she is old and I am famous -- The Isabel fish -- Note to sixth-grade self -- The smoothest way is full of stones -- Care -- Stars of Motown shining bright -- What we save -- Stations of the cross.

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Great short story collection

"Pilgrims" has to be one of the more disturbing stories I've read. That's not a criticism, just a fact.

The stories I liked best and feel I learned the most from (craft wise) were "When She Is Old And I Am Famous" and "The Isabel Fish."

Even though the subject matter differed, I found the voice in "Notes to Sixth-Grade Self" to be too derivative of Moore's Self-Help: Stories.

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