Can You Feel This? By Julie Orringer
Book/Novel Author: Julie Orringer
Book/Novel Title: Can You Feel This?
In the chaos of a maternity ward, memories of tragedy and grief come flooding back for an anxious mother-to-be as she struggles to balance her childs needs with her own healing. Rushed into an emergency cesarean section, a woman finds herself in the same hospital where her suicidal mother died. Shes buried the trauma of her mothers last hoursand also the dread that she might be just as vulnerable to breaking. As the new mother relives one crisis in the midst of another, prize-winning author Julie Orringer turns the joyous event of birth into a harrowing, poignant short story. *Julie Orringers* Can You Feel This? *is part of* Inheritance *, a collection of five stories about secrets, unspoken desires, and dangerous revelations between loved ones. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single setting. By yourself, behind closed doors, or shared with someone you trust.* **
### About the Author
Julie Orringer is the *New York Times* bestselling author of *The Flight Portfolio* , *The Invisible Bridge* , and *How to Breathe Underwater*. Winner of the *Paris Review* s Plimpton Prize, she has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, among others. She lives in Brooklyn.