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The Orchid Thief


The Orchid Thief - Orlean, Susan
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Susan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to write for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing rare ghost orchids from a nature reserve. Fascinated both by Laroche and the world she uncovered of orchid collectors and growers, she stayed on, to write this magical exploration of obsession and the strange world both of the orchid obsessives and of Florida, that haunting and weird 'debatable land' of swamps and condos, retirement communities and real-estate scams. The world of the orchid hunters, breeders ...

The Orchid Thief 2002, Random House Audio Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780553756562

Audiobook CD

The Orchid Thief 2000, Ballantine Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780449003718

Trade paperback

The Orchid Thief 2000, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099289586

Mass-market paperback

Orchid Thief 2000, Turtleback Books

ISBN-13: 9780613280099

Turtleback School & Library edition


The Orchid Thief 1998, Random House (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679447399