White Oleander: A Novel (Paperback)

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"This is a more adult and - sadly - realistic A Series of Unfortunate Events. Through her odyssey in the foster care system, Astrid learns to survive the shortcomings of adults while piecing together structures of family, home, and love within herself.

recommended if you like: trailer parks, vintage luggage, dioramas"

- Hazel


The unforgettable story of a young woman's odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes on her journey to redemption.
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.

About the Author

Janet Fitch is the author of the novels White Oleander (Little Brown, 1999), an Oprah Book club selection translated into 24 languages and made into a feature motion picture, Paint It Black (Little, Brown 2006), also widely translated and made into a feature film, and The Revolution of Marina M. (Little, Brown 2017) set during the years of the Russian Revolution. A fourth novel completing Marina's story, Chimes of a Lost Cathedral, will be published by Little, Brown in summer 2019. Fitch lives in her hometown of Los Angeles with her writer husband Andrew Nicholls.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316284950
ISBN-10: 0316284955
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2000
Pages: 480
Language: English
Series: Oprah's Book Club