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ACE Virtual Book Club
via Zoom

The ACE Book Club is meeting virtually!

Book for Discussion: The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean

“In 1994, I headed down to Florida to investigate the story of John Laroche, an eccentric plant dealer who had been arrested along with a crew of Seminoles for poaching rare orchids out of a South Florida swamp. I never imagined that I would end up spending the next two years shadowing Laroche and exploring the odd, passionate world of orchid fanatics. I certainly never imagined that I would willingly hike through the swamps of South Florida — but that’s what writing a book does to you. I found myself as passionate about the project as the orchid fanatics were about their flowers, and that is ultimately what the book is about.”
- Susan Orlean (

If you are new to the ACE Book Club and would like to join the July meeting, email prior to the meeting date.