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White Oleander Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self discovery ➱ [Read] ➬ Poltergeist (Greywalker, By Kat Richardson ➼ – Lavons.co.uk White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid [Read] ➵ OBaby ➲ Geoffrey Johnson – Lavons.co.uk a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder [EPUB] ✰ Defiant (MacKinnons Rangers, Author Pamela Clare – Lavons.co.uk and her daughter [Reading] ➷ 21 Divisiones de Los Misterios Sanses By Ernesto Bravo Estrada – Lavons.co.uk Astrid [Reading] ➶ Nightfall (Dark Age Dawning, Author Ellen Connor – Lavons.co.uk whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes each its own universe [Ebook] ➧ The Good Daughter By Karin Slaughter – Lavons.co.uk with its own laws ➹ [Read] ➵ Crysis By Peter Watts ➼ – Lavons.co.uk its own dangers ➶ Fractured (Will Trent, Free ➬ Author Karin Slaughter – Lavons.co.uk its own hard lessons to be learned becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self discovery


About the Author: Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch was born in Los Angeles, a third generation native, and grew up in a family of voracious readers As an undergraduate at Reed College, Fitch had decided to become an historian, attracted to its powerful narratives, the scope of events, the colossal personalities, and the potency and breadth of its themes But when she won a student exchange to Keele University in England, where her passion for Russian history led her, she awoke in the middle of the night on her twenty first birthday with the revelation she wanted to write fiction I wanted to Live, not spend my life in a library Of course, my conception of being a writer was to wear a cape and have Adventures She has acquired a couple of capes since then, and a few adventures And books Her current novels, THE REVOLUTION OF MARINA M and CHIMES OF A LOST CATHEDRAL paint a portrait of a young poet coming of age during the Russian Revolution Her last novel PAINT IT BLACK was made into a feature film, available on NETFLIX Her novel WHITE OLEANDER was an Oprah Book Club pick and made into a motion picture.



10 thoughts on “White Oleander

  1. says:

    If nothing else, read this book for the language White Oleander reads like a poem It s so beautifully crafted.


  2. says:

    Well, what was I supposed to rate it I did work awfully hard on W.O still like it Sad to think Oprah s book club is all over, it was quite an experience.


  3. says:

    This was a masterful yarn about a complex relationship between mother and daughter It was about the loss of self, the journey of finding oneself, and most importantly the resilience of the human spirit This wasn t a tale of any ordinary bond between mother and daughter, this was a story of the severe dysfunction that occurs when a mother, Ingrid, is imprisoned for murder and a daughter, Astrid, is passed around like garbage from one foster


  4. says:

    Dark, depressing, disturbing, and so beautiful When the author described the August summer heat I felt it, like hot breath on my neck I fell in love with Ingrid and her beauty and ideas of the world Then I became Astrid, and I felt how much she loved her and how bad it hurt to also hate her, but hate Ingrid I did I would walk away from long reading sessions feeling hardened and detached It s not an easy read, but I find literature that can m


  5. says:

    This is Astrid s story.We meet her first when she is twelve and in Ingrid s her mother care.Ingrid is a woman of such rare, unearthly beauty as to be most likely found in dreams Fitch describes her through Astrid s eyes, gradually, poetically, using very sparse language, as the story unfolds, with words that sing, the pages glistening with the image reflected from her eyes The Santa Anas blew in hot from the desert, shrivelling the last of the


  6. says:

    I have many thoughts that I m having trouble putting into words Before reading the final chapter of the book, I had to put it down, lean my head back against the couch and think about the experience I ve had while reading this book Astrid s journey, her development from girl to woman, is remarkably crafted Fitch s writing paints the arid desert and mountain brush in such fine detail Atmospherically, this story was superb I was totally immersed i


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here this is a horrifying book, not necessarily for the story s content which IS horrifying , but for it s plot, execution, characterization, and particularly its overcooked writing some observations 1 astrid the novel s protagonist, a fourteen year old girl, is a thoroughly contradictory character some people have written that astrid is not your average teenage girl and th


  8. says:

    There must be a reason why I ve been able to recall many of the books I ve read over the years, but that it took me until one of my most restless and procrastibatory nights in front of the blank Word doc to dredge this one up from the recesses of memory, even though I read it within the past year or two.I m pretty sure I know what that reason is, too it s because on some level I m embarrassed that I read this book, and that I actually really liked i


  9. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here After reading her scorching short story in Los Angeles Noir, I smoked a cigarette I don t smoke , napped and reached for a novel by Janet Fitch Round 2 is White Oleander, which Oprah s Book Club made a sweepstakes winner at the time of its publication in 1999 and for good reason This is fiction at its most intoxicating, with boozy prose but also beautifully woven narrative


  10. says:

    I am appalled by the worldview presented in this book Yet the circumstances surrounding Ingrid, a poetess who goes to prison for murder are so artificial I don t want to squirm when I m reading, and I read for pleasure Is there a market for books like this Of course there is And I ve got nothing against people who like this book But should they lap it up like it s licorice The book is also about foster homes and what can go wrong I just don t think that


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