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{READ E-PUB} ä 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


10 thoughts on “Finding Dorothy

  1. Angela M Angela M 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 the ruby slippers weren t red and that Oz is not emerald green, among other things I just knew that this book would evoke nostalgic feelings and it did It also brings to light some of things that happened behind the scenes during the filming of the movie and brings us the back story of L Frank Baum But this really in so many ways is the story of his wife Maud Gage Baum Through Maud s story, we come to know the origin of the book, and the personal lives of the Baums in a dual time line narra...


  2. Dorie - Cats&Books :) Dorie - Cats&Books :) 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 main character, is talking about the scenes that were being filmed, I could remember each and every one of them.From the blurb you know that this novel is written from the point of view of Maud Gage Baum, wife of L Frank Baum, the author of The Wizard of Oz There are two time frames, one starting in the 1870 s when Maud and Frank are young, married, very poor and raising their family of four boys The other time frame takes place during the taping of the movie around 1939.Maud was the...


  3. Debra Debra 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 story of Maud Gage Baum the widow of the Author and her life with her husband, Frank Baum L Frank Baum The Struggles they faced during their marriage, their love, and Frank s writing of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.This book is told in two time lines Maud and Frank s life together and later when Maud goes to Hollywood and is on set and strikes up a relationship with Judy Garland during the filming of The Wizard of Oz I learned many interesting facts while reading this book the...


  4. Julie Julie 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 account of Maud Baum s life However, the story alternates between Maud s background and the Wizard of Oz movie set in 1939, where Maud has appointed herself the protector and overseer of Frank s beloved characters However, once ensconced in the studio, it is Judy Garland she feels the most protective of I often explain that when I start writing a book review, all I m really doing is thinking out loud and rambling This book had my mind wandering all over the place, ...


  5. Paromjit Paromjit 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 1939 where she aims to ensure that the movie stays true to her husband s vision Maud is the daughter of Matilda, a well known suffragette, a feminist and mother who ensured that Maud was unencumbered by the limits faced by women at the time Maud is a fearless and independent character, and one of the first women to attend Cornell University, which is where she meets the actor, Frank, when the two are introduced to each other by her flatmate.Maud proves ...


  6. Cheri Cheri 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 beloved childhood books The Wizard of Oz This is the story that is behind the making of both the book, and the now classic film, a film that made its young star into a bona fide Hollywood icon This story is told in two different time frames, one in which Maud is still a relatively young girl, daughter of a suffragette, to her days at Cornell, how she meets the man who will become her husband, his gifts as an actor, their marriage and their life together, which...


  7. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ 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 assisting in the making of the movie The movie of course written by her husband Frank, now dead for over 20 years He had made her promise to take care of Dorothy She meets a very young Judy Garland, who is singing, Somewhere over the rainbow.The story then goes back in time to when Maude was in college, but leaves to marry Frank Their lives wouldn t be easy but they would have four sons together Thought this part was a little too dramatic a...


  8. Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters Elyse (retired from reviewing/semi hiatus) Walters 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 filled with war again drugs and violence I thought there couldn t be a fluffy fun book to read than Finding Dorothy a lightweight pallet cleanser.But I wasn t especially enchanted Oh this book was endearingly sweet at times, but.kick ass Baum wife, Maud, wasn t particularly a warm to connect with woman And.this was her story She had a lot to say.but I found her personality a little off putting The history was interesting but I wasn...


  9. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader 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 write the novel The book also covers Maud s early years as the daughter of a suffragette When Maud later is introduced to Judy Garland, who would play the beloved Dorothy character in the movie, she describes how Garland s rendition of Over the Rainbow takes her back to those tough days before the book s big boom Maud and Judy Garland connect despite their over sixty year age difference Maud is a widow at the time of th...


  10. Liz Liz 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 theatre man This isn t a deep tale or an overly impressive story But it is entertaining We hear everything from Maud s perspective and it s definitely her story, not Frank s The movie is so well known, it s easy to picture Judy Garland and the scenes from the movie as they are created You do learn interesting stories involving the origination of different ideas within the story, how the movie differed from the boo...