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 In At 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
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.
- 351 pages
- Finding Dorothy
- Elizabeth Letts
- 16 January 2017 Elizabeth Letts