White Oleander

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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.


THE SANTA ANAS blew in hot from the desert, shriveling the last of the spring grass into whiskers of pale straw. Only the oleanders thrived, their delicate poisonous blooms, their dagger green leaves....

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psychological thrillers, female authors, good movie

I saw the movie based on the book and it was a great adaption. The story had depth and was a testament to some individuals who are twisted and tortured inside then express their behavior in life toward others with devious or negative intentions in regard to the people the young girl experienced in foster homes.

Overall the story is a well-worth the time and noteworthy.

9/3/2023 12:12:56 PM

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