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The orchid thief, Susan Orlean

Label
The orchid thief
Title
The orchid thief
Statement of responsibility
Susan Orlean
Title variation
Adaptation
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Summary
Describes the life and times of John Laroche, a plant smuggler and orchid thief, and the eccentric world of Florida's obsessed collectors of rare plants
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2000.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
155491
Cataloging source
MUU
Dewey number
635.9344
Index
no index present
LC call number
SB63.L315
LC item number
O75 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ballantine reader's circle
Target audience
adult
Label
The orchid thief, Susan Orlean
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Contains a reader's companion including an interview with the author and topics for reading group discussion
  • This edition contains an additional interview (p. [xv]-xx) not present in the 2000 ed. with the author about the experience of having her book used as the inspiration for the movie Adaptation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284)
Control code
2299903
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 284, [13] p.
Isbn
9780449003718
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52113385
  • (OCoLC)52113385
Label
The orchid thief, Susan Orlean
Publication
Note
  • Contains a reader's companion including an interview with the author and topics for reading group discussion
  • This edition contains an additional interview (p. [xv]-xx) not present in the 2000 ed. with the author about the experience of having her book used as the inspiration for the movie Adaptation
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [283]-284)
Control code
2299903
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 284, [13] p.
Isbn
9780449003718
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm52113385
  • (OCoLC)52113385

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