Engrossing . . . Letts expertly illuminates the true story behind the tale beloved by so many readers through history, but best of all is the wonderful depiction of Maud [Gage Baum] herself.This is a crowd-pleasing, thoroughly satisfying novel
An absorbing read
A well-researched, Technicolor delight. I've loved The Wizard of Oz, the book and the movie, since I was a little girl, and this novel feels like an exclusive backstage pass to both
A breathtaking read that will transport you over the rainbow . . . Gripping, fascinating, this is a novel for anyone who ever stared in awe as Oz came to life on screen, and wondered what other secrets lay hidden behind the curtain. A dream of a book you'll want to savor and share!
Old Hollywood is its own kind of Oz in Elizabeth Letts' Finding Dorothy, complete with false dazzle and complex combinations of threat and allure. But what really satisfies here is the unlikely friendship between L. Frank Baum's unsinkable widow, Maud, and the young Judy Garland, on the vulnerable cusp of fame. It's an alliance that seems touched with magic and serendipity and something even more transformative, true understanding between women
Beautifully researched and written, Finding Dorothy pulls back the curtain on a fascinating relationship behind the making of The Wizard of Oz
A woman with a heart, a brain, courage to spare and a girl's sense of wonder-this is the heroine of Elizabeth Letts's sparkling, touching Finding Dorothy . . . With a sprinkling of Hollywood stardust, Letts spins a magical tale about a classic book and movie, both, as seen through the eyes of this remarkable, redoubtable heroine for the ages
Letts takes readers on an unflinching journey between hardship and hope, with a catch-your-breath ending too magical to be anything but true. Fans of The Wizard of Oz book, the movie, Judy Garland, and the Golden Age of Hollywood will thank Letts for taking them over the rainbow all over again