[Finding Dorothy: A Novel Read] epub By Elizabeth Letts


  • Hardcover
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  • Finding Dorothy: A Novel
  • Elizabeth Letts
  • English
  • 18 August 2017
  • 0525622101
Finding Dorothy: A Novel

Elizabeth Letts Ü 9 Download Finding Dorothy: A Novel Read & Download  E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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 Baums intrepid wife MaudA breathtaking read that will transport you over the rainbow and into the heart of one of Americas most enduring fairy talesLisa Wingate author of Before We Were Yours Hollywood 1938 As soon as she learns that M G M is adapting her late husbands masterpiece for the screen seventy seven year old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set Nineteen years after Franks passing Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the bookbecause shes the only one left who knows its secrets But the moment she hears Judy Garland rehearsing the. This is a fictionalized because conversations and thoughts are not recoverable account of the life and times of Maude Gage Baum who was the wife of the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Chapters alternate Maude s story as a young girl with a suffragette for a mother yes Matilda Gage worked alongside Susan B Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton with Maude s story as a 77 year old widow in 1939 as the movie Wizard of Oz was being made The author did her homework very well and I was swept up by the storyI could hardly bear to put it down Maude was determined to see that the movie based on her husband s book stayed true to his vision and tried very hard to protect the young teen Judy Garland who was cast as Dorothy Garland was treated badly but Maude befriended her and engaged others to look out for her There is also a small part near the end where the song Over the Rainbow was almost cut from the finished movie From stories of life in the late 1800 s to the hard farming life in the new Dakota territories to childbirth before antibiotics were invented and before a woman s anatomy was even fully understood the story never slowed for me If you know someone who loved the Oz books this would be a fine gift Pick it up for yourself too Highly recommended

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Elizabeth Letts Ü 9 Download Finding Dorothy: A Novel Read & Download  E-book, or Kindle E-pub First notes of Over the Rainbow Maud recognizes the yearning that defined her own life story from her youth as a suffragettes 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 younggirl 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 herthe way she tried so hard to protect the real Dorothy The author of twoNew York Times bestselling nonfiction books The Eighty Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse Elizabeth Letts is a master at discoveri. The book is not an Old Hollywood tell all gossip story although there are moments when the secrets of movie producers and directors would nowadays make infamous headlines for the metoo movement It also a reveals a poignant understanding into the sadness of Judy Garland It s not a syrupy everything s hunky dory type of story either To say what it IS about without giving away too much is a gutsy story about taking chances trying to keep grounded in practicality while soaring in a world of dreams and chasing sparkly magic It s about a woman who followed her heart raised a family lived through financial hardships and strived to complete the important mission to find and protect Dorothy and honor the spirit of the story her husband createdThis book is extremely well written heartwarming and inspiring It s full of secrets behind the story and provides another layer of delicious richness in the tale of Oz The Freeze Frame Revolution prairie years that inspired The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Judy reminds Maud of a younggirl she cared for and tried to help in South Dakota a dreamer who never got her happy ending Now with the young actress under The New York Review and Atheneum Magazine Vol 2 pressure from the studio as well as her ambitious stage mother Maud resolves to His Christmas Cowgirl Wildflower Ranch #6 protect the real Dorothy The author of twoNew York Times bestselling nonfiction books The Eighty Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse Elizabeth Letts is a master at discoveri. The book is not an Old Hollywood tell all gossip story although there are moments when the secrets of movie The Doctors Dating Bargain producers and directors would nowadays make infamous headlines for the metoo movement It also a reveals a The Collection Seasonal Products poignant understanding into the sadness of Judy Garland It s not a syrupy everything s hunky dory type of story either To say what it IS about without giving away too much is a gutsy story about taking chances trying to keep grounded in Whispers of Feathers practicality while soaring in a world of dreams and chasing sparkly magic It s about a woman who followed her heart raised a family lived through financial hardships and strived to complete the important mission to find and Entrepreneurial Vernacular Developers' Subdivisions in the 1920s Creating the North American Landscape provides another layer of delicious richness in the tale of Oz

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Elizabeth Letts Ü 9 Download Finding Dorothy: A Novel Read & Download  E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ng and researching a rich historical story and transforming it into a page turner Finding Dorothy is the result of Lettss journey into the amazing lives of Frank and Maud Baum Written as fiction but based closely on the truth Elizabeth Lettss new book tells a story of love loss inspiration and perseverance set in Americas heartlandPraise for Finding DorothyIn some ways reminiscent of Jerry Stahls excellent I FattyLetts Finding Dorothycombines exhaustive research with expansive imagination blending history and speculation intoa seamless tapestry Its 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 80 years while listening to Over the Rainbow BookPagestarred revie. I m not particularly a fan of The Wizard of Oz film or the books but I am a fan of the process of creating works of art This novel captures perfectly the heyday of Hollywood and paints a wonderful picture of Baum himself The undoubted star of the novel is Maud Gage Baum who supported her husband throughout his various careers In short I loved it