Join us for our next Florida history book club meeting at the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art. The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean's wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower, the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii, a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America's strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida's swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles 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. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by calling the Museum at 386-255-0285.
Free for members, $5.00 for future members.