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The author of the book: Susan Orlean
Edition: Turtleback Books
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Reader ratings: 4.6
Date of issue: January 4th 2000
ISBN: 0613280091
ISBN 13: 9780613280099
Language: English
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The Orchid thief is John Laroche, a renegade plant dealer and sharply handsome guy in spite of the fact that he is missing all his teeth and has the posture of al dente spaghetti. Laroche and three Seminole Indians were arrested with rare orchids they had stolen from a wild swamp in south Florida. Laroche had planned to done the orchids and sell the dones for a small fortune to impassioned collectors. After he was caught he set off an odd legal controversy that brought together environmentalists, Native American activist and devoted orchid collectors. Susan Orlean followed Laroche through swamps and into the eccentric world of Florida's orchid collectors, a subculture of aristocrats, fanatics, and smugglers whose obsession with plants is all-consuming. Along the way, Orlean learned the history of orchid collecting discovered an odd pattern of plant crimes in Florida, and spent time with Laroche's partners, a tribe of Seminole Indians who are still at war with the United States."The Orchid Thief" is about passion, and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it. It is a once-in-a-lifetime story captured with singular vision by one of our most original journalists.


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Ebook Orchid Thief read Online! I'm the product of a happy and uneventful childhood in the suburbs of Cleveland, followed by a happy and pretty eventful four years as a student at University of Michigan. From there, I wandered to the West Coast, landing in Portland, Oregon, where I managed (somehow) to get a job as a writer. This had been my dream, of course, but I had no experience and no credentials. What I did have, in spades, was an abiding passion for storytelling and sentence-making. I fell in love with the experience of writing, and I've never stopped. From Portland, I moved to Boston, where I wrote for the Phoenix and the Globe, and then to New York, where I began writing for magazines, and, in 1987, published my first piece in The New Yorker. I've been a staff writer there since 1992.


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