White Oleander

White Oleander is a painfully beautiful first novel about a young girl growing up the hard way.


Author: Janet Fitch

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405528962

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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White Oleander is a painfully beautiful first novel about a young girl growing up the hard way. It is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, their selfish love and cruel behaviour, and the search for love and identity.Astrid has been raised by her mother, a beautiful, headstrong poet. Astrid forgives her everything as her world revolves around this beautiful creature until Ingrid murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life. Astrid's fierce determination to survive and be loved makes her an unforgettable figure. 'LIQUID POETRY' - Oprah Winfrey 'Tangled, Complex and extraordinarily moving' - Observer

A Study Guide for Janet Fitch s White Oleander

Watch the 2002 film White Oleander and compare it with the novel. Write an essay that explains what changed from the book White Oleander to the movie. Share your observations on why you believe these choices were made and if the movie ...


Author: Gale, Cengage

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780028665429

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 21

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"A Study Guide for Janet Fitch's ""White Oleander"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs."

In vitro study on the cosmetic activity of Nerium oleander on pimples

e s o tca s n n a l o ti e C salu gao a e r e R P V 4.20 Preparation of Nerium oleander leaf extracts To prepare petroleum ether, ethyl acetate and methanol extracts, 50 gm of plant material was collected, dried in oven at 60°C for 6 ...


Author: Prem Jose Vazhacharickal

Publisher: Prem Jose

ISBN: 9781973435129

Category: Reference

Page: 38

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The leaves of Nerium oleander have excellent antibacterial property. The present study aims to evaluate the cosmetic activity of Nerium oleander leaf extract against clinically isolated pimple causing Staphylococcus aureus. The minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) was found that dilution factor 200, and 300 respectively. Phytochemical analysis of the extract was also studied. This study concludes that Nerium oleander be used as a potential natural remedy to treat pimples.

Textbook Of Forensic Medicine And Toxicology Principles And Practice

There are two varieties , namely : Nerium swellings . Homicide with Nerium odorum is rare . Its use odorum ( white oleander ) and Cerbera thevetia ( yellow as a cattle poison has been recorded ( for this purpose , it oleander ) .


Author: Vij

Publisher: Elsevier India

ISBN: 8131211290


Page: 756

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The book is a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology. It provides precise and useful information on relevant legal provisions and forensic anatomy, and promotes interdisciplinary understanding of issues where law an medicine converge. The text is oriented towards the practical problems ncountered during day-to-day medicollegal work. About the Author : - Krishnan Vij, MD, L.L.B. is Professor and Head, Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

Catalogue of Plants Under Cultivation in the Melbourne Botanic Gardens Alphabetically Arranged

Lycomis Herbert durea Nerium Linnæus Oleander Linnæus Guernsey Lily Wave - flowered Nerine Golden Nerine Hardy bulbous ... height , 8 to 10 feet Variegated Oleander Hardy evergreen shrub ; height , 8 to 10 feet Common White Oleander .


Author: Royal Botanic Gardens (Vic.)


ISBN: UCD:31175007925723

Category: Botanical gardens

Page: 200

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The Oprah Phenomenon

White Oleander/Oprahs Book Club,” 6. 14. Sun Moon Stars, message boards, www.Oprah.com, 03:13 P.M., May 10, 2001, message 37 of 118. 15. Francine, message boards, www.Oprah.com, 12:52 A.M., May 11,2001, message 40 of 118. 16.


Author: Jennifer Harris

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813183237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Her image is iconic: Oprah Winfrey has built an empire on her ability to connect with and inspire her audience. No longer just a name, "Oprah" has become a brand representing the talk show host's unique style of self-actualizing individualism. The cultural and economic power wielded by Winfrey merits critical evaluation. The contributors to The Oprah Phenomenon examine the origins of her public image and its substantial influence on politics, entertainment, and popular opinion. Contributors address praise from her many supporters and weigh criticisms from her detractors. Winfrey's ability to create a feeling of intimacy with her audience has long been cited as one of the foundations of her popularity. She has repeatedly made national headlines by engaging and informing her audience with respect to her personal relationships to race, gender, feminism, and New Age culture. The Oprah Phenomenon explores these relationships in detail. At the root of Winfrey's message to her vast audience is her assertion that anyone can be a success regardless of background or upbringing. The contributors scrutinize this message: What does this success entail? Is the motivation behind self-actualization, in fact, merely the hope of replicating Winfrey's purchasing power? Is it just a prescription to buy the products she recommends and heed the advice of people she admires, or is it a lifestyle change of meaningful spiritual benefit? The Oprah Phenomenon asks these and many other difficult questions to promote a greater understanding of Winfrey's influence on the American consciousness.

Textbook of Forensic Medicine Toxicology Principles Practice e book

The oleander plant is widely cultivated in India for its graceful flowers, which are used as offering in the temples. There are two varieties, namely Nerium odorum (white oleander) and Cerbera thevetia (yellow oleander).


Author: Krishan Vij

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9788131236239

Category: Medical

Page: 612

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Thoroughly revamped and revised edition carrying precise information in a concise manner. Radical changes have been effected in the chapters Death and Its Medicolegal Aspects: Forensic Thanatology; Sudden and Unexpected Deaths; Asphyxial Deaths; Deaths Associated with Surgery, Anaesthesia and Blood Transfusion; Custody Related Torture and/or Death; Medicolegal Examination of the Living; Injuries by Firearms; Complications of Trauma: Was Wounding Responsible for Death?; Consent to and Refusal of Treatment; Medical Negligence; and Intricacies of Forensic Toxicology. Enriched with photographs, drawings, sketches, flowcharts, and tables for easy and catchy understanding. Old cases have been replaced with new ones, making way for the readers to appreciate medicolegal implications. Reflects author’s personal experience of about three decades and the knowledge gathered from extensive reading, interactions, deliberations, etc. at various platforms.

Flowering Shrubs and Small Trees for the South

Marie Harrison. Nerium oleander ... During the summer, an abundance of single or double flowers in yellow, white, pink, or red bloom in terminal clusters. ... The oleander caterpillar is a serious pest that can defoliate a plant.


Author: Marie Harrison

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561644391

Category: Gardening

Page: 150

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Author and master gardener Harrison ("Gardening in the Coastal South, Southern Gardening, Groundcovers for the South") offers tips on how to identify, select, and care for the more than 100 flowering shrubs and small trees included in this full-color guide.

New Materia Medica Volume II Further key remedies for the future of Homoeopathy

WHITE. OLEANDER. Hiroshima. The remedy was first proved on 16 January 2006. The proving group consisted of 6 women and 5 men. There was a further short meditative proving on 22 February with just 3 of the original provers present.


Author: Colin Griffith

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 9781780282077

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 509

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The New Materia Medica Volume II is a sourcebook of information on 30 new crystal, botanical and animal remedies now in use by practitioners of the Guild of Homoeopaths, who proved them through the practice of meditation. These remedies, which have quickly established a reputation for remarkable success, are extraordinary for their depth of action, reaching far into the patient's psyche and history. The entry on each remedy gives a description of the original substance, plant or animal in its natural state and an outline of its history, including medicinal uses, and traditional applications of the plants and crystal essence remedies where applicable. It also provides an esoteric explanation of the remedies' affinities for the chakras and the associated glands and organs plus a description of the general symptoms of each remedy and detailed descriptions of the mental, emotional and physical symptoms that affect individual parts of the body. It includes summarised case notes to show clinical evidence of efficacy and to illustrate the day-to-day use of each remedy; and a list of related remedies to show affinities, comparisons and relationships.

The Indigenous Drugs of India Or Short Descriptive Notices of the Principal Medicines Both Vegetable and Mineral in Common Use Among the Natives of India

NERIUM ODORUM ALBA.- White Oleander . SHETH - KAROOBEE , KANEER . The Nerium Odorum , of the natural order Apocy . naceæ , grows abundantly all over India , especially in the hilly districts about Hurdwar , and is a very common garden ...


Author: Kanny Lall Dey


ISBN: MINN:31951D000153141

Category: Electronic books

Page: 130

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The Happiest Horse Part I the Basics

WHITE OLEANDER FLOWERS Oleander (Nerium Oleander) is also known as Rose Laurel, Adelfa, or Rosenlorbeer. Oleander is found all over the United States, especially in areas with warmer milder winters. It is a showy Evergreen shrub that is ...



Publisher: The Happiest Horse




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Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager

Movie – Sixteen White Oleander (Warner Brothers, 2002) - The movie begins when the main character, Astrid, is in her early teenage years and goes through her middle teenage years by the movie's end. White Oleander chronicles the life of ...


Author: Diana–Lea Baranovich

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 9781482881547

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager, by author Diana-Lea Baranovich, offers a guide for all caring adults who wish to serve as a positive inspiration in the lives of hurt teenagers as they transition into young adulthood. Although its written from the point of view of underprivileged, hurt teenagers who are growing up in marginalized situations, it communicates that hurt teenagers come from all walks of life. They are not only from low-socioeconomic homes where they are being neglected, abused, and/or lack personal resources; many hurt teenagers can be found in affluent homes. Geared toward teachers, probation officers, counselors, welfare workers, leaders of religious groups, community workers, and parents who care for or mentor hurt teenagers, Understanding and Mentoring the Hurt Teenager breaks ten myths surrounding the lives of hurt teenagers. It helps all understand the teens plight by showing what makes the hurt teenager think, act, react, and relate to others the way they do. With discussion questions included, this guide assists adults to become a positive support system to help teens break the cycle of generational poverty, abuse, and neglect and journey more positively into adulthood.

Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery

Here is a reaction to the novel White Oleander: As a person who was part of the foster care system (in Canada), I was able to relate to the issues that Astrid [the novel's heroine] had to deal with. My foster mother also seemed to only ...


Author: Eva Illouz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231508971

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

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Oprah Winfrey is the protagonist of the story to be told here, but this book has broader intentions, begins Eva Illouz in this original examination of how and why this talk show host has become a pervasive symbol in American culture. Unlike studies of talk shows that decry debased cultural standards and impoverished political consciousness, Oprah Winfrey and the Glamour of Misery asks us to rethink our perceptions of culture in general and popular culture in particular. At a time when crises of morality, beliefs, value systems, and personal worth dominate both public and private spheres, Oprah's emergence as a cultural form—the Oprah persona—becomes clearer, as she successfully reiterates some of our most pressing moral questions. Drawing on nearly one hundred show transcripts; a year and a half of watching the show regularly; and analysis of magazine articles, several biographies, O Magazine, Oprah Book Club novels, self-help manuals promoted on the show, and hundreds of discussions on the Oprah Winfrey Web site, Illouz takes the Oprah industry seriously, revealing it to be a multilayered "textual structure" that initiates, stages, and performs narratives of suffering and self-improvement that resonate with a wide audience and challenge traditional models of cultural analysis. This book looks closely at Oprah's method and her message, and in the process reconsiders popular culture and the tools we use to understand it.

Seniors Sleuth

We had a lively discussion of White Oleander right before Eve left. If you want, you can read about it in Julie's minutes.‖ ―Who's Julie?‖ ―Our book club secretary. She jots down the minutes for the meeting and types them up later.


Author: J.J. Chow

Publisher: Jennifer J. Chow

ISBN: 9781511733786

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Finalist, 2015 CLUE Award Runner-Up, 2015 Beach Book Festival Winston Wong used to test video games but has left his downward spiraling career to follow in the footsteps of Encyclopedia Brown, his favorite childhood detective. When the Pennysaver misprints his new job title, adding an extra "s" to his listing, Winston becomes a "Seniors Sleuth." He gets an easy first case, confirming the natural death of a ninety-year-old man. However, under the surface of the bingo-loving senior home is a seedier world where a genuine homicide actually occurred. Winston finds himself surrounded by suspects on all sides: a slacker administrator, a kind-hearted nurse, and a motley crew of eccentric residents. To validate his new career choice (and maybe win the girl), he must unravel the truth from a tangle of lies.


Nerium odorum: Common names are white/pink oleander, kaner. 2. Cerbera thevetia: Common names are yellow oleanders, peela kaner. WHITE OLEANDER NERIUM ODORUM Name of Drug: Kaner Latin Name: A-6 Nerium odorum White/pink oleander A-7 ...



Publisher: RED'SHINE Publication. Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788195110018

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 141

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Ingall s Home and Art Magazine

Whip the whites of seven eggs , add one pound of sugar , mix well ; drop on buttered paper , sift sugar over and ... The white oleander will look well on a AST summer for several days I took great delicate green or a light pink ground .




ISBN: MINN:31951000925530K



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White Oleander

Astrid, the only child of a single mother, struggles to find a place for herself in a world full of foster homes and impossible circumstances, after her mother is jailed for murder.


Author: Janet Fitch


ISBN: 0316135232

Category: Foster children


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Astrid is the only child of a single mother, Ingrid, a brilliant, obsessed poet who wields her luminous beauty to intimidate and manipulate men. Astrid worships her mother and cherishes their private world full of ritual and mystery--but their idyll is shattered when Astrid's mother falls apart over a lover. Deranged by rejection, Ingrid murders the man, and is sentenced to life in prison. White Oleander is the unforgettable story of Astrid's journey through a series of foster homes and her efforts to find a place for herself in impossible circumstances. Each home is its own universe, with a new set of laws and lessons to be learned. With determination and humor, Astrid confronts the challenges of loneliness and poverty, and strives to learn who a motherless child in an indifferent world can become.