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The Resource Finding Dorothy : A Novel, Elizabeth Letts

Finding Dorothy : A Novel, Elizabeth Letts

Label
Finding Dorothy : A Novel
Title
Finding Dorothy
Title remainder
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Letts
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Letts, Elizabeth
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS3612.E88
LC item number
F56 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baum, Maud Gage
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • Baum, Maud Gage
  • Baum, Maud Gage
  • Baum, L. Frank
  • FICTION / Historical
  • FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • FICTION / Biographical
Label
Finding Dorothy : A Novel, Elizabeth Letts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035785858
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780525622109
Lccn
2018039473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035785858
Label
Finding Dorothy : A Novel, Elizabeth Letts
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1035785858
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
351 pages
Isbn
9780525622109
Lccn
2018039473
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1035785858

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