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Welcome to Rainy Day Books! This week we're talking about 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. New York Times Bestselling Author Elizabeth Letts joins us next week to discuss Finding Dorothy!

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780525622109
Availability: In Stock as of this morning. Order Now!
Published: Ballantine Books - February 12th, 2019

Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husband’s masterpiece for the screen, 77 Year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set.  19 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 secrets.  But 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 Dorothy.


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