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Finding Dorothy A richly imagined novel that 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 from the family s hardscrabble days in South Dakota to the Hollywood film set where she first meets Judy Garland Maud Gage Baum, widow of the author of the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, met Judy Garland, the young actress playing the role of Dorothy on the set of The Wizard of Oz inAt the time, Maud was seventy eight and Judy was sixteen In spite of their age difference, Maud immediately connected to Judy especially when Maud heard her sing Over the Rainbow, a song whose yearning brought to mind the tough years in South Dakota when Maud and her husband struggled to make a living until Frank Baum s book became a national sensationThis wonderfully evocative two stranded story recreates Maud s youth as the rebellious daughter of a leading suffragette, and the prairie years of Maud and Frank s early days when they lived among the people especially young Dorothy who would inspire Frank s masterpiece Woven into this past story is one set in , describing the high pressured days on The Wizard of Oz film set where Judy is being badgered by the director, producer, and her ambitious stage mother to lose weight, bind her breasts, and laugh, cry, and act terrified on command As Maud had promised to protect the original Dorothy back in Aberdeen, she now takes on the job of protecting young Judy

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 also the author of two novels, Quality of Care and Family Planning, and an award winning children s book, The Butter Man She lives in Southern California and Northern Michigan.

10 thoughts on “Finding Dorothy

  1. says:

    3.5 stars rounded up The Wizard of Oz has been one of my favorite movies foryears 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 know

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    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 M

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    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

  4. 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 s

  5. 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 fiction

  6. says:

    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 bel

  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 stu

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    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 pag

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    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 Dorot

  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 h

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