Hey Dorothy You're Not in Kansas Anymore

Hey Dorothy You're Not in Kansas Anymore

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Hey Dorothy, You're Not in Kansas Anymore 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was akin to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas without the drugs....and mostly involving women as main characters. I truly enjoyed the trip around North America with the characters; and laughed out loud at their experiences, turning what could have been a horrific experience into a manageable point in life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book! I admit, I was a little unsure upon starting it, because Ms. Bryson's writing style is light and quick, even when relating the tragic circumstances of the death of Dorothy's father. I worried that the characters weren't going to have enough depth to keep me interested in the story. Well, no worries! The characters rapidly develop into "real" people with complexities and issues and all the messiness of human life, and Bryson keeps everything moving along beautifully as Dorothy (with her friends and family) sorts it all out. This is a fun and heartwarming book that leaves the reader with lots to think about and hope for---especially a sequel!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A funny, poignant story about a young woman coming to terms with grief over the death of her father. When Dorothy Robinson's father dies in a freak accident at a local coffee house, Dorothy's world is turned upside down. Her mother runs off to Canada to join a cult, headed by a woman who calls herself the Grand Master of the Galaxy. Dorothy is worried about her, but she gets no help from her twin brother, Jude, who is a lot more interested in his law firm and his girlfriend, Maggie than chasing off to Canada to find his mother. It's up to Dorothy to try and rescue her, accompanied by her recently acquired boyfriend, Lahrs and renowned cult expert, Mervyn O'Roy (who Dorothy is convinced is a leprechaun.) Once they reach Canada, there is a surprise in store for them all¿ This is a great book, humorous and moving too, sometimes both at once. With a cast of wonderful characters and a few stories going on in the sidelines, it certainly doesn't bore. There are various references to the Wizard of Oz throughout the book, but even if you know nothing about that other Dorothy, you'll enjoy this book. It's a great read. (I started to read it when I had an hour to spare and thought, oh, I'll get a little bit read now, and I had to read until I'd finished it.) Highly recommended. Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of Silent Screams and Shadows of the Rose.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a humorous account of grieving (or lack of) by one family as told by the daughter Dorothy. Unable to grieve over her father¿s recent death, Dorothy tells the story about her life with her brother (Jude) and her mother (Mrs. Robinson), and how they all cope with the father¿s death in their own different ways. It is a `tongue in cheek¿ satire mixed in with shades of the movie classic Wizard of Oz. In the adventures of Hey Dorothy, You¿re Not In Kansas Anymore, you can¿t help yourself laugh at the humorous overtones as the family disposes of their father¿s remains; and, how the mother tries to destroy a well-known coffee shop (called Buckstars) that she thinks is evil and trying to take over the world. Karen Mueller Bryson has written a delightful story. If you want to read a refreshing, light comedy, you will want to add this book to your personal library.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Have you ever had one event change your whole life?

That is what happened to Dorothy Robinson when her father is killed while drinking a non-fat decaf mocha latte at the local Buckstar coffee shop. Losing her father is one thing, but when her mother goes a little crazy selling all her personal belongings with plans to buy a New Age cafe Dorothy isn't sure what to do. She knows when her mother heads to Canada to meet the Master of the Galaxy and become a Certified Outerworld Interpreter Dorothy knows things have gone too far! Not getting much support from her conceited brother, Dorothy decides to take matters into her own hands. Putting her faith in Mervyn, a local cult-buster, is the best solution she can find.

Dorothy, her boyfriend Lahrs and Mervyn take a trip from Flordia to Banff, Canada to find Dorothy's mother and perform a family intervention. But what they find is not what they expect. Is it too late to rescue her or is this trip just the beginning of something great?

***** Karen Mueller Bryson has written a book full of wit and humor. Her off-the-wall characters add a little sunshine to an already wonderful book. A light, fun read you will finish in one setting! Highly recommended reading! *****