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The Orchid Thief

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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 ... Show synopsis

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Catherine S

Orchid Indifference

by Catherine S on Mar 6, 2014

I love Susan Orlean's style of writing. In this book it is too bad that the person she has chosen to highlight isn't compelling. Highlights only include interesting tidbits of information about Florida and its swamp lands.

Gail V

Orchid history

by Gail V on Mar 17, 2011

Although this is a fictional book, it contains a lot of history about the introduction and cultivation of orchids into the civilized world. It follows the author thru her acquaintance with a savant/thief who lives in Florida near the Everglades where the mysterious "ghost orchid" grows. Interesting and educational to read especially if you like orchids.

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