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Author Orlean, Susan
Title The orchid thief [ebook] / Susan Orlean
Publisher New York : Ballantine, [2002]
Descript 1 online resource (250 p.)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
Note Contains a reader's companion including an interview with the author and topics for reading group discussion
Summary 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
Subject Laroche, John
Orlean, Susan
Nursery growers -- Florida -- Hollywood -- Biography
Plant collectors -- Florida -- Hollywood -- Biography
Polyradicion lindenii -- Florida -- Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve -- Anecdotes
Orchids -- Florida -- Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve -- Anecdotes
Genre Electronic books
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780307795298 (electronic bk.)
0307795292 (electronic bk.)

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