Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Dorothy on the Rocks by Barbara Suter

Dorothy on the Rocks

by Barbara Suter

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
254428,870 (2.9)3
actors (1) ARC Algonquin (1) Bookcrossed (1) DC1 (1) DONE (1) drinking (1) fairy god queen (1) fiction (2) friendship (1) hope (1) love (1) Oz (1) partying (1) piano bar (1) read (1) singers (1) smoking (1) theatre (1) to-read (1)



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 3 mentions

Showing 4 of 4
I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!
  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 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

"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)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
6 avail.
3 wanted

Popular covers


Average: (2.9)
1 1
2 3
3 2
3.5 1
4 2
4.5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,689,198 books! | Top bar: Always visible