Happy Bookers Discussion Group

The Happy Bookers is Phillipsburg Library’s monthly book discussion group.  We meet on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.   Newcomers are always welcome and no registration is required!  Call the library at 908-454-3712 for more information.

Next Meeting:
Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.

Finding Dorothy

by Elizabeth Letts

Finding Dorothy book jacket

Letts’s engrossing latest is a behind-the-scenes tale of the late L. Frank Baum, author of the The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and his widow, Maud. Maud is in her 70s in 1938 when she learns of the Judy Garland–starring film being made, and recalls a long-ago promise she made Frank to take care of Dorothy . The story goes back to 1880 when Maud, the daughter of a women’s suffragist, attends Cornell. Although she’s determined to focus on her education, Maud is drawn to Frank, who has a fledgling theater company.  This is a crowd-pleasing, thoroughly satisfying novel. (Publishers Weekly, starred review).

Author website

Maud Gage Baum

Note: in the event the Library has not reopened by April 22, the book group will meet online using the Zoom platform. Please register using the form at the bottom of this page.

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Upcoming Selections

  • The Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje

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