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Finding Dorothy : a novel

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First edition.

"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"--

Available copies

  • 28 of 33 copies available at Westchester Library System.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at New Rochelle Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at New Rochelle Public Library. (Show)

Current holds

4 current holds with 33 total copies.
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Due Date
New Rochelle Public Library LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31019156019807
Available
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Bedford Free Library FIC LET (Text)
Fiction
31002150792991
Available
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Bedford Hills Free Library LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31003151511232
In transit
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31036150888615
Available
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31004151548588
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31005500416054
Available
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Croton Free Library FICTION/LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31006151726353
Available
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31007151342688
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31008152363947
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION LETTS (Text)
Fiction
31009154587616
Available
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