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'How to Breathe Underwater'

Author Julie Orringer's first book is a volume of short stories called How to Breathe Underwater. She addresses the inherent difficulties of growing up -- especially when the awkwardness of life is affected by death and disease. Orringer speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep.

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Steve Inskeep is a host of NPR's Morning Edition, as well as NPR's morning news podcast Up First.