A cult classic.
White Oleander is a 1999 novel by American author Janet Fitch. It is a coming-of-age story about a child who is separated from her mother and placed in a series of foster homes. It deals with themes of motherhood. The book was selected for Oprah's Book Club in May 1999, after which it became a national bestseller
Turned into an iconic movie in 2002 starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Rene Zelweger and Alison Lohman.
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