Saturday, May 3, 2008

New Book for Library

Diana dropped off a new book for our library recently called "The Orchid Thief". The library books and records of loans book are in a large plastic container in the shed for those who wish to borrow.
"The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean.
"The Orchid Thief" is a non-fiction book by American journalist and author Susan Orlean based on her investigation of the 1994 arrest of John Laroche and a group of Seminole Indians in South Florida for poaching rare orchids in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. Laroche, a plant dealer was determined to find and clone the rare Ghost Orchid for profit. Orlean spent two years shadowing Laroche and exploring the odd and fascinating world of orchid fanatics.The book is based on an earlier article Orlean wrote for the New Yorker magazine and the book, Orlean and Laroche were later used as the subjects of the highly fictionalized and self-reverential film Adaptation (2002).

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