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The secrets behind the curtain
A richly imagined novel that tells the story behind The Wonderful Wizard of Oz through the eyes of author L. Frank Baum’s intrepid wife, Maud, from South Dakota to Hollywood.
This evocative two-stranded story recreates Maud’s youth as the rebellious daughter of a leading suffragette, and the prairie years of Maud and Frank’s early days when they lived among the people who would inspire Frank’s masterpiece. Woven into this past story is one set in 1939, describing the high-pressured days on The Wizard of Oz film set where Judy Garland is badgered by the director, producer, and her ambitious stage mother to lose weight, bind her breasts, and laugh, cry, and act terrified on command. Maud takes on the job of protecting young Judy.
“A breathtaking read that will transport you over the rainbow and into the heart of one of America’s most enduring fairy tales and the hardscrabble life that inspired it. Gripping, fascinating, Finding Dorothy is a novel for anyone who ever stared in awe as Oz came to life onscreen, and wondered what other secrets lay hidden behind the curtain. A dream of a book you’ll want to savor and share!”—Lisa Wingate
Additional Book Details
|Release Date:||February 12, 2019|