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Finding Dorothy : a novel / Elizabeth Letts.

Letts, Elizabeth, (author.).
Book Book ([2019])
Description: pages cm
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
3 of 19 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 of 1 copy available at Wakefield. (Show preferred library)
5 current holds with 19 total copies.
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Wakefield Adult NEW Fiction (Front Lobby) FICTION Letts, E. (Text to Phone) In transit -
Beverly Farms Adult Fiction Fiction/ Letts (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/11/2019
Beverly Main NEW Fiction/ Letts (Text to Phone) In transit -
Danvers New Fiction (1st Floor) Fic / Letts (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/01/2019
Danvers New Fiction (1st Floor) Fic / Letts (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/27/2019
Danvers New Fiction (1st Floor) Fic / Letts (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/07/2019
Gloucester Adult New Books New FICTION/ Letts (Text to Phone) Checked out 03/30/2019
Lynn Adult New Fiction Fiction/ Letts (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/05/2019
Lynnfield Adult Fiction Fiction / Letts, E. (Text to Phone) In transit -
Melrose New Books (Browsing Room) Fiction Letts (Text to Phone) Checked out 04/08/2019
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  • ISBN: 9780525622109 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 0525622101 (hardback)
  • Edition: First edition.
Summary:
"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. Hollywood, 1938: 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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Citation: Letts, Elizabeth. "Finding Dorothy : a novel." New York : Ballantine Books, 2019.

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