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The Orchid Thief

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Published by Highbridge Audio .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hollywood,
  • Other Miscellaneous Crimes,
  • Flowers,
  • Polyradicion lindenii,
  • Biography,
  • Nature,
  • Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction,
  • Nursery growers,
  • Audio Adult: Books On Tape,
  • Flowers - Orchids,
  • True Crime / General,
  • Plant collectors,
  • Anecdotes,
  • Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve,
  • Florida

  • The Physical Object
    FormatAudio Cassette
    Number of Pages300
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8663972M
    ISBN 101565116895
    ISBN 109781565116894


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The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose.

Cited by: The Orchid Thief is Susan Orleans tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flowerthe rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindeniia deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of Americas strange flower-selling subculture, through Floridas swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the/5.

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Ultimately, however, Susan Orlean’s book is about passion itself, and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it. That passion is captured with singular vision in The Orchid Thief, a once-in-a-lifetime story by one of our most original journalists.” Alternate covers.

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Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads.

Susan Orlean’s nonfiction book The Orchid Thief () begins in with Orlean’s fascination with orchid growing—and a theft. Orlean reads a clip from a newspaper about an orchid theft by John Laroche and three members of the Seminole First Nations.

Orlean, an. Expanded from a New Yorker article, this long-winded if well-informed tale has less to do with John Laroche, the “thief,” than it does with our author’s desire to craft a comprehensive natural and social history of what the Victorians called “orchidelirium.” Orlean (Saturday Night, ) piles anecdote upon detail upon anecdote—and keeps on piling them.

Laroche, who managed a plant. Directed by Spike Jonze. With Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Tilda Swinton. A lovelorn screenwriter becomes desperate as he tries and fails to adapt 'The Orchid Thief' by Susan Orlean for the screen/10(K).

The Orchid Thief Summary. One day, journalist Susan Orlean reads an article about the arrest of John Laroche, a white man accused of stealing plants from the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve. The Orchid Thief is being compared to the spirit of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

But while the author of that monster-selling tome took a backseat to his cast of southern eccentrics and the area's unique sociology, Orlean offers a more compartmentalized book readable in segments. "The Orchid Thief" introduces readers to the intriguing and obsessive world of orchid identification, collection, creation--and theft.

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The Orchid Thief book. Read 6 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Bess, George, and I are heading down to Key Largo, Florida, to enj /5. ''The Orchid Thief'' grew out of an article like those, for The New Yorker.

It is Orlean's first book-length narrative (after two collections, the first one short pieces about New England, the second portraits of Americans celebrating Saturday night). It shows her gifts in full bloom, as well as the challenges, even for such a talented.

Ultimately, however, Susan Orlean's book is about passion itself, and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it. That passion is captured with singular vision in The Orchid Thief, a once-in-a-lifetime story by a truly original journalist.

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Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an.

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean is a story about the world of orchid growing and collecting, its history and the people who are involved in this form of collecting. Susan reads a newspaper clipping about a man named John Laroche and three Seminole Indians who have been accused of stealing orchids from the Fakahatchee Strand.

Related Questions and Answers for Characters in The Orchid Thief. What is one of the themes of The Orchid Thief. Money is a major theme in The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. The orchid thief in Susan Orlean's mesmerizing true story of beauty and obsession is John Laroche, a renegade plantLaroche and three Seminole Indians were arrested with rare orchids they had stolen from a wild swamp in south Florida.

Laroche had planned to clone the orchids and then sell them for a small fortune to impassioned collectors.3/5(33). Ultimately, however, Susan Orlean's book is about passion itself, and the amazing lengths to which people will go to gratify it.

That passion is captured with singular vision in The Orchid Thief, a once-in-a-lifetime story by one of our most original journalists. The Orchid Thief. by Susan Orleans. That day the incredible diversity and beauty of the orchids in the Atlanta Orchid Center reminded me of the book, The Orchid Thief by Susan Orleans.

Although this is not a new book (it was published in ), it tells the fascinating story of the amazing lengths people will go to gratify their enthusiasm.

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(K). Is there a hero in The Orchid Thief.

An anti-hero. Is the book subjective. Objective. Or a different genre altogether. Some people describe this as "literary non-fiction.".

Way, way back in April I gave away a copy of Susan Orlean’s book The Orchid Thief, along with the chance to read the book along with winner was Nicole from Linus’s Blanket, so starting in June Nicole and I e-mailed back and forth talking about the book.I managed to lose track of our e-mails and didn’t realize it until last week when I took an assessment of my unreviewed books.

The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession is one of those books having the details about one of these unexplained or uncleared events. The event you are going to read about in the book is arrest of John Laroche and a group of Seminoles.

Praise for The Orchid Thief "Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean's] gifts in full bloom."—The New York Times Book Review "Fascinating an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing."—Los Angeles Times.

The Orchid Thief InI headed down to Florida to investigate the story of John Laroche, an eccentric plant dealer who had been arrested along with a crew of Seminoles for poaching rare orchids out of the a South Florida swamp.

The American Orchid Society was worried about the orchid poaching-case; if Laroche and the Seminoles were found innocent, it could start a run on orchids growing on public land everywhere. 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.

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Source #4. The Orchid Thief is the true story of John Laroche, an obsessed Florida plant dealer willing to go to any lengths to steal rare and protected wild orchids and clone them, all for a tidy profit.

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