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Dorothy on the Rocks by Barbara Suter
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Dorothy on the Rocks

by Barbara Suter

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  JosieRivers | Dec 28, 2014 |
Actress Maggie is over 40, making ends meet in children's theater, and trying to get her act together in cabaret and life in general. She has her vices - in one hilarious scene she dashes onstage before the kiddies after a break, not realizing she's still holding a cigarette - but remains likable. Very New Yorky. ( )
  ennie | Jul 28, 2009 |
Chick lit with an older, chubbier heroine, but not that much older. Rather silly. ( )
  picardyrose | Sep 8, 2008 |
This is a story about Maggie Barlow. At first, Maggie seems to be a self centered and immature woman heading into middle age drinking too much, smoking to much and having promiscuous sex.

Maggie is an entertainer who makes a living doing voice overs and commercials at times. Most often she pays her bills by participating in a children's theater group. The group is made up of down on their luck actors who seem to have outlived their dreams, but not their pain. But as I continued to read, I realized that they had stories. They were survivors. They had lived through loss and hardship, and lived to tell about it, and their stories are worth hearing.

Maggie herself is recovering from a staggering loss. She has been thrown off the track of her life when she loses her great friend and partner, and is struggling to regain some balance.

She finds love, and recognizes that she has friends, good friends. She even has a fairy god-queen. All of whom ultimately help her begin to grow into her life. ( )
  mckait | Mar 21, 2008 |
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"In Maggie Barlow's world, reality is overrated. So what if her singing career has hit a sour note or she's no longer the ingenue that she used to be? So what if she drinks and smokes a bit too much or likes to chat with a fairy godperson who apperas to her from time to time?..." From back cover.… (more)

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