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From her passion for animals to her storybook love affair, to her hard-fought crusade to save Kenya's beautiful Lake Naivasha, WILDFLOWER is naturalist, filmmaker and lifelong conservationist joan Root's gripping life story - a stunning and moving love story featuring a remarkable modern-day heroine. After 20 years of spectacular, unparalleled wildlife filmmaking together Joan and Alan Root divorced and a fascinating woman found her own voice. Renowned journalist Mark Seal offers this breathtaking, culturally relevant portrait of a strong woman discovering herself and fighting for her beliefs before her mysterious and brutal murder. With a cast as wild, wondrous and unpredictable as Africa itself, WILDFLOWER is a real-life adventure tale set in the world's disappearing wilderness.

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Mark Seal

Mark Seal is the author of many nonfiction books, including "Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa", about the late, legendary Kenyan wildlife filmmaker Joan Root, and "The Man in the Rockefeller Suit", the incredible story of the life and trials of a German immigrant who came to America and embarked upon a life as an aristocrat, calling himself Clark Rockefeller. A journalist of more than 40 years he has written for many national publications. He is presently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and has served as å collaborator on more than twenty nonfiction books. He lives in Aspen, Colorado.

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