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The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
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Jul 17, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, memoir-and-autobiography
Read from July 16 to 17, 2010

I thought that this book would be just about John Laroche, the orchid-obsessed man who took rare ghost orchids from a Florida swamp. Susan Orlean's reporting goes farther than that, writing about a history of orchid collectors, plant crimes, and the obsession of this orchid subculture. Who knew. Gotta read more Orlean.

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