When Janet Fitch met Michelle Pfeiffer to discuss the film version of her debut novel, "White Oleander," last year, she felt like she'd stepped into an episode of "The Twilight Zone." "It was surreal," the affable Jewish author said.
By Janet Fitch
Little, Brown, $24..
When author Janet Fitch was 9, her longtime friend disappeared into the netherworld of the Los Angeles foster care system.