Finding Dorothy

By | 14 January 2017

Finding Dorothy This Richly Imagined Novel Tells The Story Behind The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz, The Book That Inspired The Iconic Film, Through The Eyes Of Author L Frank Baum S Intrepid Wife, Maud A Breathtaking Read That Will Transport You Over The Rainbow And Into The Heart Of One Of America S Most Enduring Fairy Tales Lisa Wingate, Author Of Before We Were YoursHollywood, As Soon As She Learns That M G M Is Adapting Her Late Husband S Masterpiece For The Screen, Seventy Seven Year Old Maud Gage Baum Sets About Trying To Finagle Her Way Onto The Set Nineteen Years After Frank S Passing, Maud Is The Only Person Who Can Help The Producers Stay True To The Spirit Of The Book Because She S The Only One Left Who Knows Its SecretsBut The Moment She Hears Judy Garland Rehearsing The First Notes Of Over The Rainbow, Maud Recognizes The Yearning That Defined Her Own Life Story, From Her Youth As A Suffragette S Daughter To Her Coming Of Age As One Of The First Women In The Ivy League, From Her Blossoming Romance With Frank To The Hardscrabble Prairie Years That Inspired The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Judy Reminds Maud Of A Young Girl She Cared For And Tried To Help In South Dakota, A Dreamer Who Never Got Her Happy Ending Now, With The Young Actress Under Pressure From The Studio As Well As Her Ambitious Stage Mother, Maud Resolves To Protect Her The Way She Tried So Hard To Protect The Real DorothyThe Author Of TwoNew York Times Bestselling Nonfiction Books , The Eighty Dollar Champion And The Perfect Horse, Elizabeth Letts Is A Master At Discovering And Researching A Rich Historical Story And Transforming It Into A Page Turner Finding Dorothy Is The Result Of Letts S Journey Into The Amazing Lives Of Frank And Maud Baum Written As Fiction But Based Closely On The Truth, Elizabeth Letts S New Book Tells A Story Of Love, Loss, Inspiration, And Perseverance, Set In America S HeartlandPraise ForFinding DorothyIn Some Ways Reminiscent Of Jerry Stahl S Excellent I, Fatty, Letts Finding Dorothy Combines Exhaustive Research With Expansive Imagination, Blending History And Speculation Into A Seamless Tapestry It S A Testament To Letts Skill That She Can Capture On The Page, Without Benefit Of Audio, That Same Emotion We Have All Felt Sometime Over The Last Years While Listening To Over The Rainbow BookPage Starred Review

  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • 9780525622116
  • Finding Dorothy
  • Elizabeth Letts
  • 14 January 2017