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Hey Dorothy, You’re Not in Kansas Anymore

Thursday, December 6, 2001 Review by SoTB

HeyDorothy

By: Karen Mueller Bryson

In this fast-paced and funny first novel, Karen Mueller Bryson tells the story of a young woman’s wild journey coming to terms with her father’s sudden death. Hey Dorothy You’re Not in Kansas Anymore is a delightful and engaging tale reminiscent of The Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy Gale Robinson, an aspiring actress, is the daughter of hippie parents with a passion for old movies. When her father is killed suddenly while sipping a non-fat decaf mocha latte at a local coffee shop, Dorothy’s life is turned upside down. After an unconventional dispersing of her father’s ashes at the Universal Studios Psycho House, Dorothy’s mother decides to sell all her worldly possessions and join a New Age cult headquartered in Banff, Canada. Of course, Dorothy’s twin brother, Jude, is too busy with his law firm to help Dorothy save their mother from the clutches of the sinister cult, so she seeks the aid of her new boyfriend, Lahrs, and a cult-buster, Mervyn O’Roy, who just happens to look like Mickey Rooney. The motley trio venture from Florida to Banff, in search of Dorothy’s mother and a little romance in the Canadian Rockies.