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Writers Present: Elizabeth Letts in partnership with the Palmia Literary Groups on January 15, 2020
Palmia Clubhouse
Mission Viejo, CA
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Writers Present: Elizabeth Letts in partnership with the Palmia Literary Groups on January 15, 2020
The City of Mission Viejo Library in partnership with the Palmia Literary Groups is hosting Writers Present: Elizabeth Letts on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm with doors opening at 6:00 pm. The Palmia Literary Groups will be serving coffee and dessert and all ticketed attendees will also receive a signed paperback copy of Finding Dorothy.

This Writers Present program includes author talk, Q & A and personalized book signing as well as coffee and dessert service. Any profits from this program will benefit the City of Mission Viejo Library.

About Finding Dorothy
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 Baums intrepid wife, Maud.

Hollywood, 1938: As soon as she learns that M-G-M is adapting her late husbands masterpiece for the screen, seventy-seven-year-old Maud Gage Baum sets about trying to finagle her way onto the set. Nineteen years after Franks passing, Maud is the only person who can help the producers stay true to the spirit of the bookbecause shes 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 suffragettes 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.

The author of two New York Times bestselling nonfiction books, The Eighty-Dollar Champion and The Perfect Horse, Elizabeth Letts is a master at discovering and researching a rich historical story and transforming it into a page-turner. Finding Dorothy is the result of Letts' journey into the amazing lives of Frank and Maud Baum. Written as fiction but based closely on the truth, Elizabeth Letts' new book tells a story of love, loss, inspiration, and perseverance, set in Americas heartland.

General Admission Ticket for one - $26 includes: a paperback copy of Finding Dorothy, the Writers Present book talk beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by Q & A, a book signing and dessert.


Palmia Clubhouse (View)
21455 Monterey
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
United States


Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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