Lastly, I find it interesting both how similar and different the characters of Josie and Astrid are. Indian Heart J 1971;23(2):159-163. Sign Up to Receive Our Free Coroanvirus Newsletter. This book is so rich, sad and beautiful that it reads like poetry. Your book White Oleander is her favorite book of all time, which is saying a lot, because she reads so many books. You should always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you. Barry gets arrested for murder because he accidentally absorbed oleander sap into his skin while handling objects that were poisoned with it to kill him by Ingrid (the author). Foster S, Tyler VE. 7-15-2000;60(14):3838-3847. I look forward to reading another book of yours and will keep an eye open for it. It is something powerful yet at the same time, once we invest too much in that power and rely on others to affirm that we are beautiful, it becomes what makes us weak. Everyday, I will read small parts of the book just to remind me of this great novel. I knew it was missing something but I didn’t know what. I keep it in my car, and listen when I need to – it calms me, or even when I don’t need to, – just because it’s lovely. And I love the way you write, when I read the last pages, I had tears in my eyes, not only for young Astrid and her friend, Paul but the poetry, the beauty in these sentences. This is a good reminder to keep after it. I’m the guy who wrote to you, about a year ago I guess, raving about the impact White Oleander had on me. I want to thank you for writing a line in White Oleander which helped me immensely. I rarely re-read things, but this is one that I have read many, many times. She becomes friends with another girl named Paul who had been through bad times as well. she was a poet, read lots of poetry i’d assumed as mentioned, She is a very, very special person to me, and so I was hoping to do something special for her. I loved this young girl strengh, I loved her sensitivity, her honnesty! Such detail! Ingrid’s only consistency is her life description of an un-hopeful and hostile world in every letter she sent to Astrid. http://evanatiello.com/2013/01/25/the-books-youre-fated-to-read/, White Oleander – Janet Fitch (1999) | Born Unicorn, http://tryingtosurvivetheterrible20s.blogspot.com/, Welcome to Bailey and Bree’s Book Blog! http://www.pw.org/magazine. The novel White Oleander by Janet Fitch explores the coming-of-age theme in a young girl who spends time in a series of foster homes after being separated from her mother. This event has led her to create a sign out system for her books. However, Astrid tells her mom that she won’t do it because of all the damage she has done to Astrid over the years. So interesting that you’ve experienced deaf people as less likely to enjoy reading! Kaojarern, S., Sukhupunyarak, S., and Mokkhavesa, C. Oleander Yee tho poisoning. The book deserved better! Dear Janet, my name is Wivine, I live in Ostend, Belgium and I had the chance to find two of your books at the local library (translated in Dutch, it’s sometimes hard to find the original versions heure in Belgium, it’s french, dutch or Germain): White Oleander and Paint it Black. I can’t wait to continue to read your book! I don’t just want to write a novel with plot, I want to write a novel that means something and captures a truth about life. Eddleston M, Rajapakse S, Rajakanthan K, et al. I was never so excited about taking another try at The Memory Box. Had I read that book when it was first published, I’ll admit I would probably have dismissed it as chick-lit. White Oleander is on my top 3. But something stopped me. Oleander can affect the heart. 1994;24(1):37-38. In addition to what you said I also blame it on Big Retail’s over-commercialization of the day and on every special interest and fringe group now offering “alternatives” to trick-or-treating that divide and pull kids away from what used to be the main event. Dear Janet Fitch, White Oleander is truly an inspiration to many. 421) in congestive heart failure. The moment I started reading White Oleander, I fell in love with it. Sorry, I’ve been neglecting my blog as I’ve been finishing up my newest novel, which will be called The Revolution of Marina M. It will be coming out in the US in November. ❤. Pathak, S., Multani, A. S., Narayan, S., Kumar, V., and Newman, R. A. Anvirzel, an extract of Nerium oleander, induces cell death in human but not murine cancer cells. Janet. Really well done. I’ll have to say reading wasn’t always an easy thing for me growing up. Samal, K. K. Yellow oleander poisoning with jaundice and renal failure. Am J Clin.Pathol. The Code Of The Extraordinary Mind Book Summary, by Vishen Lakhiani. Invest New Drugs 2006;24(5):423-427. Or would rather just stay univolved? Durakovic, Z., Durakovic, A., and Durakovic, S. Oleander poisoning treated by resin haemoperfusion. That’s not to say all of it is good. Young people like it, that’s a good thing, but it’s like saying 100 Years of Solitude is a YA novel because young people like it. The interesting parts of thei saga is how these children turned out. Hi Jonel, The novel White Oleander by Janet Fitch explores the coming-of-age theme in a young girl who spends time in a series of foster homes after being separated from her mother. (check all that apply), What factors are most important to you? My life story is similar to “White Oleander” but more twisted and pain. I appreciate your honesty. You’re certainly asking the right questions. How Do You Build One? At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for oleander. Here is one suggestion–don’t get overwhelmed by the amount of material you have. 1991;44(5):347-350. Your email address will not be published. I have never felt the same again after reading White Oleander. View abstract. Janet Fitch. Tonight I’ll start reading Paint It Black! could you answer some questions? My wife and I have been together for 9 years now but just got married last summer. Here is why I think it is a fantastic idea. I like to give away books and I’m working on a blog post to give away 2 sets of 6 of my favorite books, White Oleander being one of them.