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Gregory Maguire

Biography

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of CONFESSIONS OF AN UGLY STEPSISTER; LOST; MIRROR MIRROR; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes WICKED, SON OF A WITCH, A LION AMONG MEN and OUT OF OZ. Now a beloved classic, WICKED is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.

Gregory Maguire

Books by Gregory Maguire

by Gregory Maguire - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Historical Fiction

Having brought his legions of devoted readers to Oz in WICKED and to Wonderland in AFTER ALICE, Gregory Maguire now takes us to the realms of the Brothers Grimm and E. T. A. Hoffmann --- the enchanted Black Forest of Bavaria and the salons of Munich. HIDDENSEE imagines the backstory of the Nutcracker, revealing how this entrancing creature came to be carved and how he guided an ailing girl named Klara through a dreamy paradise on a Christmas Eve. At the heart of Hoffmann's mysterious tale hovers Godfather Drosselmeier --- the ominous, canny, one-eyed toy maker made immortal by Petipa and Tchaikovsky's fairy tale ballet --- who presents the once and future Nutcracker to Klara, his goddaughter.

by Gregory Maguire - Fantasy, Fiction

Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in ALICE’S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late --- and tumbles down the rabbit hole herself. Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life.

by Gregory Maguire - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside with her mother, who is slowly dying in their tiny cabin. But then a train arrives in the village, carrying untold wealth, a cornucopia of food, and a noble family that includes Ekaterina, a girl of Elena’s age. When the two girls’ lives collide, an adventure is set in motion, an escapade that includes mistaken identity; a monk locked in a tower; a prince traveling incognito; and Baba Yaga, witch of Russian folklore, in her ambulatory house perched on chicken legs.

by Gregory Maguire - Fantasy, Fiction

OUT OF OZ reimagines L. Frank Baum’s world over the rainbow as wracked with social unrest --- placing Glinda the good witch under house arrest and having the cowardly Lion on the lam from the law as the Emerald City prepares to make war on Munchkinland.

by Gregory Maguire - Fantasy, Fiction

Brilliantly inventive, WICKED offers us a radical new evaluation of one of the most feared and hated characters in all of literature: the much maligned Wicked Witch of the West who, as Maguire tells us, wasn’t nearly as Wicked as we imagined.