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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


About the Author: Elizabeth Letts

ELIZABETH LETTS is an award winning and bestselling author of both fiction and non fiction The Perfect Horse was the winner of the 2017 PEN USA Award for Research Non fiction and a 1 Wall Street Journal bestseller The Eighty Dollar Champion was a 1 New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2012 Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation She is



10 thoughts on “Finding Dorothy

  1. says:

    3.5 stars rounded up The Wizard of Oz has been one of my favorite movies for years than I m willing to admit I ve seen it so many times that I can recite a lot of the dialogue by heart I have to admit, though, that I have never read the book and having read this novel makes me want to read it If I had read the book, I would have known that t


  2. says:

    NOW AVAILABLE I FIND MYSELF TELLING EVERYONE ABOUT THIS BOOK My 2019 year of reading is off to a wonderful start partly because of this wonderful book This is such an original story that I couldn t wait to start reading and I was not disappointed The fact that I ve watched this movie over a dozen times improved my experience because when Maud, our mai


  3. says:

    Now, almost twenty years after her husband s death, many people didn t recognize his name, but was there anyone, big or small, who didn t know Dorothy and the Scarecrow, the tin man and the Lion Who hasn t seen the Wizard of Oz Anyone I know that I still watch it at least once a year Finding Dorothy tells the story of the making of The Wizard of Oz and the sto


  4. says:

    Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts is a 2019 Ballantine Books publication A different and captivating perspective on the magical, Wonderful Wizard of Oz , L Frank Baum, and his exceptional partner in life the irrepressible Maud Baum I had no idea what to expect when I began reading this book, but I must say it was surprising For the most part this is a fictionalized ac


  5. says:

    Elizabeth Letts blends fact and fiction in this fascinating piece of historical fiction that explores the life of Maud Gage Baum, the little known wife of L Frank Baum, the famous author of the The Wizard of Oz The narrative has two timelines, that of Maud and her family from the 1870s onwards, and the 78 year old Maud s presence on the Hollywood film set of The Wizard of Oz in


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    NOW AVAILABLE When Maud Gage began her first year of Cornell University, her focus was only on higher learning, and certainly not the boys of Cornell Her roommate is Josie, Josie Baum, and it is through Josie that Maud meets the man that was foretold by a somewhat silly group of young women, Josie s brother L Frank Baum A man who, one day, will write one of those beloved childhood books


  7. says:

    3.5 I still remember when I first saw The wizard of Oz I was fairly young and it was a little bit scary, and alot magical I deliver it again through my children, and now it s the turn of my grandchildren In fact my two grandaunts and i played make believe, reenacting the witches I m melting scene Great fun.Anyway this story starts with a 77 year old Maude, coming to MGM studios to insist on assi


  8. says:

    I m off to follow the yellow brick road to drop off my negativity pick up new marbles for my brain, give my heart a bathand as for courage goes well, it s not an issue as you can see It must be sacrilegious, to say anything less than aw , when it comes to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz But this book was just ok for me Given that I ve read some heavy books recently with another 700 page book I m reading fille


  9. says:

    The story behind the story of the classic book and movie Finding Dorothy is the story behind one of the most beloved books and movies of all time, The Wizard of Oz The story is told through the voice of L Frank Baum s wife, Maud Finding Dorothy covers the time that Maud and Frank live in South Dakota, barely making ends meet It was during this time that the couple meets a real life Dorothy who inspired Frank to w


  10. says:

    This is a sweet story of the widow of L Frank Baum, the writer of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz It s told both during the making of the movie years after Mr Baum has passed on and the years of their lives together Mrs Maud Baum, the daughter of a suffragette, is one of the first women to go to Cornell as a coed There, she is introduced to her future husband, the cousin of her roommate She defies her mother to marry this thea


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