'Orchid Thief' Author Susan Orlean Writes ‘Animalish' As A Kindle Single

05/19/2011 10:59 am ET | Updated Jul 19, 2011
  • JULIE BOSMAN nytimes.com

Last Friday Susan Orlean was on the verge of some serious animal acquisitions. Her latest herd of 12 Black Angus cattle was scheduled to be dropped off within days. And the local post office could call at any minute to report that four rare and eye-catching Swedish flower hens were ready for pickup, having been shipped overnight from Florida.

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