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The Orchid Thief: a true story of beauty and obsession by Susan Orlean

The Orchid Thief: a true story of beauty and obsession by Susan Orlean
The Orchid Thief: A True Story Of Beauty And Obsession by Susan Orlean

New York Times Bestseller

New York Times Notable Book

Random House Reader's Choice Book

A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession.

From Florida’s swamps to its courtrooms, the New Yorker writer follows one deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man’s possibly criminal pursuit of an endangered flower. Determined to clone the rare ghost orchid, Polyrrhiza lindenii, John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, along with the Seminole Indians who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean–and the reader–will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion.
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