Author Event with Elizabeth Letts
Meet New York Times bestselling author and HPB Book Club Pick for January and February, Elizabeth Letts, at your Dallas Flagship HPB on Tuesday, January 28th at 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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 herthe 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 Lettss journey into the amazing lives of Frank and Maud Baum. Written as fiction but based closely on the truth, Elizabeth Lettss new book tells a story of love, loss, inspiration, and perseverance, set in Americas heartland.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ELIZABETH LETTS is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of both historical fiction and non-fiction. The Eighty-Dollar Champion was an Indie Next Pick, a Goodreads Readers Choice Finalist and winner of the Daniel P Lenehan Award for Media Excellence from the United States Equestrian Foundation and is currently in development as a feature film at MGM Studios. Her second work of non-fiction, The Perfect Horse was a New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Pen USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction and is available in a young reader edition. Her most recent book, Finding Dorothy, is a Publishers Weekly bestseller, a Library Reads selection, and Midwest Connections selection. Elizabeth majored in history at Yale and in both her fiction and non-fiction she is known for her deep and detailed research. She lives in Southern California and Northern Michigan.
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