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Janet Fitch

USA flag (b.1955)

Janet Fitch is most famously known as the author of the Oprah's Book Club novel White Oleander, which became a film in 2002. She is a graduate of Reed College, located in Portland, Oregon.

Janet Fitch was born in Los Angeles, a third-generation native, and grew up in a family of voracious readers. As an undergraduate at Reed College, Fitch had decided to become an historian, attracted to its powerful narratives, the scope of events, the colossal personalities, and the potency and breadth of its themes. But when she won a student exchange to Keele University in England, where her passion for Russian history led her, she awoke in the middle of the night on her twenty-first birthday with the revelation she wanted to write fiction.

Genres: Historical
   Kicks (1995)
   White Oleander (1999)
   Paint It Black (2006)
Janet Fitch recommends
The Majority (2023)
Elizabeth L Silver
"Surprisingly personal . . .The complexity of Sylvia's background and the personal cost of her commitment make for a thought-provoking read with many echoes of a certain departed Supreme Court Justice also known by three initials."
About the Carleton Sisters (2023)
Dian Greenwood
"Midlife is the grand subject of Dian Greenwood's psychologically acute novel About the Carleton Sisters, exploring the paths of three very different women coming together at a critical moment, just as they've reached the endpoint of their youth's decisions. I loved the texture of their lives, the small California agricultural town, and found myself identifying with each sister's plight, the fundamental human difficulty of releasing outworn choices in the face of an unknown future. A soulful, poignant debut."
For Butter or Worse (2022)
(Hollywood , book 1)
Erin La Rosa
"You can count on Erin La Rosa for a rollicking good time!"

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Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1999) : White Oleander

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