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White Oleander (Paperback)

Author:  Janet Fitch
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0316284955
ISBN-13: 9780316284950
Sku: 30570671
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  464
Age Range:  NA
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The struggle to build an authentic identity lies at the heart of Astrids life as a foster child in Los Angeles after her poet mother, who has kept Astrid isolated from the world, is imprisoned for murder. A first novel. Reprint. 250,000 first printing. *Author: Fitch, Janet *Series Title: Oprahs Book Club *Publication Date: 2000/05/01 *Number of Pages: 446 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.25
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The struggle to build an authentic identity lies at the heart of Astrid's life as a foster child in Los Angeles after her poet mother, who has kept Astrid isolated from the world, is imprisoned for murder. A first novel.
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Thirteen-year-old Astrid Magnussen has to grow up quickly when her beautiful, mercurial mother murders her lover (with the poison from oleander flowers) and is sentenced to life in prison. Astrid is raised in a series of foster homes--never losing her connection with her dominating and larger-than-life mother. As Astrid learns how to deal with her mother and her foster mothers, she discovers who she really is.

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"A first-rate debut about a teenaged girl's arduous six-year journey of self-discovery." 02/15/1999

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0464
Product attributePublisher:   Back Bay Books
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