White Oleander

Recommended by Oprah Winfrey, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #18 in California, Ranked #22 in Oprahsee more rankings.

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. less

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Oprah Winfrey CEO/O NetworkPage after page, I fell in love with a story that deeply moved me, and vivid passages that described the sky as the color of peaches and compared sorrow to the taste of a copper penny. (Source)

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