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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"--
Summary
Reimagines the story behind the creation of <i>The Wonderful Wizard of Oz</i> from the perspective of L. Frank Baum's intrepid wife, whose hardscrabble life on the Dakota prairie inspires her husband's masterpiece and her advocacy of an exploited Judy Garland
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Award
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10755013
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Letts, Elizabeth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
PS3612.E88
LC item number
F56 2019eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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
Target audience
adult
Label
Finding Dorothy : A Novel, Elizabeth Letts
Link
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (351 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525622123
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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ad89d42c-3103-4985-bf9e-4bcadeac3363
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085565988
  • on1085565988
  • 3139451
Label
Finding Dorothy : A Novel, Elizabeth Letts
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (351 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780525622123
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ad89d42c-3103-4985-bf9e-4bcadeac3363
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1085565988
  • on1085565988
  • 3139451

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