Author(s): Mark Seal
For readers of the bestsellingWhite MischiefandMidnight in the Garden of Good and Evil—Vanity Faircontributing editor Mark Seal tells the mesmerizing story of the captivating life and shocking death of world-renowned naturalist Joan Root From her passion for animals to her storybook love affair to her hard-fought crusade to save Kenya’s beautiful Lake Naivasha,Wildfloweris naturalist, filmmaker, and lifelong conservationist Joan Root’s gripping life story—a stunning and moving tale featuring a remarkable modern-day heroine. After twenty 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 of characters as wild, wondrous, and unpredictable as Africa itself,Wildfloweris a real-life adventure tale set in the world’s fast-disappearing wilderness. Rife with personal revelation, intrigue, corruption, and murder, readers will remember Joan Root’s extraordinary journey long after they turn the last page of this utterly compelling book. From the Hardcover edition.