[Ebook] ➠ White Oleander By Janet Fitch – Heartforum.co.uk 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 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.
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.
- 446 pages
- White Oleander
- Janet Fitch
- 02 October 2019 Janet Fitch