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Posted Feb 11, 2013 Posted by Be the first to comment

Orchid_thief_coverThe Key West Library is inviting everyone to their online  Read-a-Long for its next One Island One Book pick: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean. The Read-a-Long is open to all readers via the blog for One Island One Book (aka 1I1B).

From the 1I1B blog:

Published in 1998, this work of nonfiction tells the story of plant dealer John Laroche, who was arrested in 1994 on charges of poaching the rare ghost orchid from the Fakahatchee Strand (part of the Everglades on mainland South Florida).
The book started as an article in The New Yorker magazine and eventually made it onto film through Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s meta-adaptation titled, naturally, Adaptation. Starring Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage and Chris Cooper, the movie takes serious departures from the book into the realm of fiction.
The Key West Library will be hosting multiple events around The Orchid Thief in March 2013, including book club discussions, garden visits and a showing of the movie.

 

Find local copies of The Orchid Thief by clicking here.

Downloadable eBooks here and eAudiobook here.

Or purchase through this Amazon link (the library gets a portion of sales in credits).

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