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    White Oleander (Janet Fitch)

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    • 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.

      One of the issues Astrid deals with is self-injury. 

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      I took my mother’s knife and played johnny johnny johnny on the playhouse floor .  I was drunk, stabbed myself every few throws.  I held my hand up and there was satisfaction at seeing my blood, the way there was when I saw the red gouges onmy face that people stared at and turned away.  They were thinking I was beautiful, but they were wrong, now they could see how ugly and mutilated I was.

    • Book Title White Oleander (Oprah's Book Club)
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