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[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☆ White Oleander Author Janet Fitch – Horsebackridingcolorado.us

White Oleander 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.

[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☆ White Oleander  Author Janet Fitch – Horsebackridingcolorado.us
  • Paperback
  • 446 pages
  • White Oleander
  • Janet Fitch
  • English
  • 26 October 2019
  • 0316182540

    10 thoughts on “[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☆ White Oleander Author Janet Fitch – Horsebackridingcolorado.us


  1. says:

    If nothing else, read this book for the language White Oleander reads like a poem It s so beautifully crafted.


  2. says:

    Well, what was I supposed to rate it I did work awfully hard on W.O still like it Sad to think Oprah s book club is all over, it was quite an experience.


  3. says:

    Dark, depressing, disturbing, and so beautiful When the author described the August summer heat I felt it, like hot breath on my neck I fell in love with Ingrid and her beauty and ideas of the world Then I became Astrid, and I felt how much she loved her and how bad it hurt to also hate her, but hate Ingrid I did I would walk away from long reading sessions feeling hardened and detached It s not an easy read, but I find literature that can make me feel so strongly well deserving of praise Dark, depressing, disturbing, and so beautiful When the author described the August summer heat I felt it, like hot breath on my neck I fell in love with Ingrid and her beauty and ideas of the world Then I became Astrid, and I felt how much she loved her and how bad it hurt to also hate her, but hate Ingrid I did I would walk away from long reading sessions feeling hardened and detached It s not an easy read, but I find literature that can make me feel so strongly well deserving of praise The words were like a sad song I connected with them so much that they became the theme song of my life for days The phoenix must burn to emerge I love that Astrid found love at the end and I loved seeing how her past formed her into who she was I too hav...


  4. says:

    This is Astrid s story.We meet her first when she is twelve and in Ingrid s her mother care.Ingrid is a woman of such rare, unearthly beauty as to be most likely found in dreams.Fitch describes her through Astrid s eyes, gradually, poetically, using very sparse language, as the story unfolds, with words that sing, the page...


  5. says:

    I have many thoughts that I m having trouble putting into words Before reading the final chapter of the book, I had to put it down, lean my head back against the couch and think about the experience I ve had while reading this book Astrid s journey, her development from girl to woman, is remarkably crafted Fitch s writing paints the arid desert and mountain brush in such fine detail Atmospherically, this story was superb I was totally immersed in the story, in the physical spaces that Astri I have many thoughts that I m having trouble putting into...


  6. says:

    This was a masterful yarn about a complex relationship between mother and daughter It was about the loss of self, the journey of finding oneself, and most importantly the resilience of the human spirit This wasn t a tale of any ordinary bond between mother and daughter, this was a story of the severe dysfunction that occurs when a mother, Ingrid, is imprisoned for murder and a daughter, Astrid, is passed around like garbage from one foster home to another This novel explores the intricacies This was a masterful yarn about a complex relationship between mother and daughter It was about the loss of self, the journey of finding oneself, and most importantly the resilience of the human spirit This wasn t a tale of any ordinary bond between mother and daughter, this was a story of the severe dysfunction that occurs when a mother, Ingrid, is imprisoned for murder and a daughter, Astrid, is passed around like garbage from one foster home to another This novel explores the intricacies of their relationship It explores the depth of emotion that Astrid feels toward Ingrid, ranging from obsessive love to all encompassing hatred.Janet Fitch is not just a storyteller She is like Calliope, the Greek Muse of epic poetry Fitch spins letters into gold every word that she chooses is deliberate and precise When you read a book by Fitch it is an experience ...


  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here this is a horrifying book, not necessarily for the story s content which IS horrifying , but for it s plot, execution, characterization, and particularly its overcooked writing some observations 1 astrid the novel s protagonist, a fourteen year old girl, is a thoroughly contradictory character some people have written that astrid is not your average teenage girl and that she is gifted if she were such a girl, i would expect muchof her i m not a psychologist nor have i ever been this is a horrifying book, not necessarily for the story s content which IS horrifying , but for it s plot, execution, characterization, and particularly its overcooked writing some observations 1 astrid the novel s protagonist, a fourteen year old girl, is a thoroughly contradictory character some people have written that astrid is not your average teenage girl and that she is gifted if she were such a girl, i would expect muchof her i m not a psychologist nor have i ever b...


  8. says:

    There must be a reason why I ve been able to recall many of the books I ve read over the years, but that it took me until one of my most restless and procrastibatory nights in front of the blank Word doc to dredge this one up from the recesses of memory, even though I read it within the past year or two.I m pretty sure I know what that reason is, too it s because on some level I m embarrassed that I read this book, and that I actually really liked it.I m pretty sure I know where that embarrassm There must be a reason why I ve been able to recall many of the books I ve read over the years, but that it took me until one of my most restless and procrastibatory nights in front of the blank Word doc to dredge this one up from the recesses of memory, even though I read it within the past year or two.I m pretty sure I know what that reason is, too it s because on some level I m embarrassed that I read this book, and that I actually really liked it.I m pretty sure I know where that embarrassment comes from, too it s rooted in some pretty deep level misogyny and discomfort about my most womany womanliness, or something like that anyway.This book is the most Oprahiest Book Clubby selection I ve ever read in my life It s also the most estrogened out, hyper womany fiction I can even begin to think of All the criticisms and stereotypes I and a lot of you hold about lady lit are present here, by the bundle poetic, even overwro...


  9. says:

    Wow, this is a BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE and an intelligent and heartbreaking, true and honest story When I was about 100 pages into the book, I already knew that this was going to be a new favourite of mine Now that I ve finished it, I can honestly say that this is one of the most raw books I ve ever read What strikes me the most about this story is the impeccable writing style The main character, Astrid, tells the story in a very impressionistic way and it was beautiful Janet Fitch has a way Wow, this is a BEAUTIFUL MASTERPIECE and an intelligent and heartbreaking, true and honest story When I was about 100 pages into the book, I already knew that this was going to be a new favourite of mine Now that I ve finished it, I can honestly say that this is one of the most raw books I ve ever read What strikes me the most about this story is the impeccable writing style The main character, Astrid, tells the story in a very impressionistic way and it was beautiful Janet Fitch has a way of comparing life to ordinary things a...


  10. says:

    What exquisite writing, never have I read a book that speaks so beautifully but also describes pain so acutely Astrid becomes a ward of the state after her mother commits a crime of passion and is imprisoned Although her mother is behind bars, Astrid cannot shake her mother s deep hold on her Her mother, beautiful Nordic Ingrid Magnussen A true seductress a woman who can weave a web of destruction with her beauty, poetry and words, people fall in love with her, men in particular, she is dang What exquisite writing, never have I read a book that speaks so beautifully but also describes pain so acutely Astrid becomes a ward of the state after her mother commits a crime of passion and is imprisoned Although her mother is behind bars, Astrid cannot shake her mother s deep hold on her Her mother, beautiful Nordic Ingrid Magnussen A true seductress a woman who can weave a web of destruction with her beauty, poetry and words, people fall in love with her, men in particular, she is dangerous and nobody knows this better than Astrid This book delves into that most treacherous of relationships the mother daughter dynamic A relationship that is deeply destructive and insidious Along the way Astrid meets many mothers foster mothers who have their own lessons to teach Astrid, although she goes through some horrific foster placements, she really tries to belong but always finds that her mother keeps a firm grasp on her and is able to manipulate her and those around her e...

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