The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
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. – Amazon.com
12:00 - 1:00 - Moderated Book Discussion
The discussion will be moderated by the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach Book Goddess, Tina Maura.
This is a brown-bag lunch event. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown Merchant.
This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. All are welcome.