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Lewis Carroll




About this website:

Computerizing my library means that I can easily keep track of which books I already own before buying yet another duplicate! or which author, genre/category occurs the most my collection.

Under the “Collection Index” tab my entire hoard can be viewed. This will consistently grow!


White Oleander by Janet Finch

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. (Goodreads)

Another synopsis –

White Oleander is a 1999 novel by American author Janet Fitch. It is a coming-of-age story about a child (Astrid) who is separated from her mother (Ingrid) 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. It was adapted as a 2002 film. (Wikipedia)

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