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  • My Kind of Placeby Susan Orlean

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.95

    Susan Orlean has been called ?a national treasure? by The Washington Post and ?a kind of latter-day Tocqueville? by The New York Times Book Review . In addition to having written classic articles for The New Yorker , she was played, with some creative liberties, by Meryl Streep in her Golden Globe Award?winning performance in the film Adaptation... more...

  • The Bullfighter Checks Her Makeupby Susan Orlean

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    The bestselling author of The Orchid Thief is back ? and she's brought some friends ? in this wonderfully entertaining collection of the acclaimed New Yorker writer's best and brightest profiles. Meet more than thirty-five of Susan Orlean's favorite people ? from the well known (Bill Blass and Tonya Harding) to the unknown (a typical ten-year-old... more...

  • The Bullfighter Checks Her Make-Upby Susan Orlean

    Random House 2010; US$ 14.39

    Susan Orlean's collection of profiles ranges from the well-known (Marky Mark) to the unknown (Colin Duffy, a typical American man, aged ten) to the formerly known (the cult sixties girl group the Shaggs). Orlean meets with Cristina Sanchez, Spain's first fully-qualified female matador, Silly Billy, New York's most successful children's clown, an African... more...

  • The Orchid Thiefby Susan Orlean

    Random House 2009; US$ 14.39

    Susan Orlean first met John Laroche when visiting Florida to write for the New Yorker about his arrest for stealing rare ghost orchids from a nature reserve. Fascinated both by Laroche and the world she uncovered of orchid collectors and growers, she stayed on, to write this magical exploration of obsession and the strange world both of the orchid... more...

  • The Orchid Thiefby Susan Orlean

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK   A modern classic of personal journalism, 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... more...

  • Saturday Nightby Susan Orlean

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 15.00

    Twenty years ago, before she wrote The Orchid Thief or was hailed as ?a national treasure? by The Washington Post , Susan Orlean was a journalist with a question: What makes Saturday night so special? To answer it, she embarked on a remarkable journey across the country and spent the evening with all sorts of people in all sorts of places?hipsters... more...

  • Rin Tin Tinby Susan Orlean

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 10.00

    He believed the dog was immortal. So begins Susan Orlean?s sweeping, powerfully moving account of Rin Tin Tin?s journey from abandoned puppy to movie star and international icon. Spanning almost one hundred years of history, from the dog?s improbable discovery on a battlefield in 1918 to his tumultuous rise through Hollywood and beyond, Rin Tin... more...

  • Rin Tin Tinby Susan Orlean

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2012; US$ 10.19

    From the moment in 1918 when Corporal Lee Duncan discovers Rin Tin Tin on a World War I battlefield, he recognizes something in the pup that he needs to share with the world. Rin Tin Tin's improbable introduction to Hollywood leads to the dog's first blockbuster film and over time, the many radio programs, movies, and television shows that follow.... more...

  • This Side of Paradiseby F. Scott Fitzgerald; Susan Orlean

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.00

    Clever and wonderfully written, This Side of Paradise is a fascinating novel about the changes of the Jazz Age and their effects on the individual. It is a complex portrait of a versatile mind in a restless generation that reveals rich ideas crucial to an understanding of the 1920s and timeless truths about the human need for--and fear of--change.... more...

  • Throw Me a Boneby Cooper Gillespie; Sally Sampson; Cami Johnson; Susan Orlean

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 14.95

    Cooper Gillespie, an extremely intelligent and handsome Welsh springer spaniel, is a dog of discriminating taste and strong opinions. Now Cooper, with the assistance of cookbook author Sally Sampson and the transcription services of his favorite human, Susan Orlean, has put together 50 delectable recipes for snacks, meals, and treats for your canine... more...