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Finding Dorothy



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Author
Letts, Elizabeth
Descriptors
Actors and Actresses
Ambition
Historical Fiction-American
Movie Stars
Suffragettes
Theater
Women
Women's Fiction
Writers
Location/Setting:
Hollywood, California
Time Period:
1870s
1930s
19th Century
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Summary
Maude Gage Baum, wife of the late author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, learns his book is being made into a film in 1939 and fights to be allowed on set. In alternate chapters, Maude's life as a suffragette, her days at Cornell University and her marriage to L. Frank Baum is traced through their hardscrabble life in late 19th-century middle America.
Critique
This marvelous historical novel is a seamless blend of well-researched facts and imagination. It's filled with big ideas about the power of make-believe and staying true to your dreams. In this absorbing read, both Oz and Maude Baum come to life.
ISBN
9780525622109
  iBistro
# of Pages
351
Published
2019
Formats
Reviewer's Initials: CO ED


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