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The Orchid Thief: A True Story of Beauty and Obsession - Susan Orlean

The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean
She travels to FL when she reads of the arrest of John LaRoche.  He and Seminole tribe members stole orchids from protected state property. Some people are obsessed with these plants. She follows them and learns all about the plants. He had hoped to clone and sell the plants.
When in FL we had visited the world's largest orchid place in Kissimmee so I had wanted to read about this story.
Liked the places the reporter traveled to obtain information about varieties of the orchids. Liked how the process is described on how to mutant and graft the plants.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).