Susan Orlean at The Mount

susan orleanThe Mount -- Edith Wharton's home in Lenox, Massachusetts -- has another series of talks lined up for this summer. And the name that jumped out to us: Susan Orlean.

The New Yorker staff writer will be at The Mount July 23 to talk about her recent book Rin Tin Tin: The Life and The Legend. From the blurbage:

Who doesn't remember the wonderful television show The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin? As a young girl, Susan Orlean longed for a German Shepherd of her own, a perfect dog just like Rin Tin Tin. The renowned staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the best-selling book The Orchid Thief has written the biography of the beloved dog actor. Orlean will share with us Rin Tin Tin's incredible canine journey from orphaned puppy abandoned on a WW I battlefield to movie star, Oscar nominee, and international icon.

In addition to her work for the New Yorker, Orlean has also become well-known on Twitter (she's tweeted more than 19,000 times). She lives in Columbia County.

The Susan Orlean talk, as well as the other talks at the Mount, are $20. They go on sale to non-members starting May 27. We've heard the talks fill up fast, so you might want to buy a ticket earlier rather than later.

And if you've never been: Lenox is about a one-hour drive from Albany.

photo via Susan Orlean's website

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