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Gregory Maguire

Originally posted October 2005

Son of a Witch

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In L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz, once the Wicked Witch of the West is vanquished, and Dorothy leaves in the balloon bound for Kansas, the story's over. But Gregory Maguire's novel Son of a Witch imagines what might have happened if the Wicked Witch, in all her green-skinned glory, had left behind an heir.




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Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and Wicked, the basis for the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art and culture at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the DeCordova Museum as well as at conferences around the world. An occasional reviewer for the "New York Times Book Review", he lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts, and in Vermont.

Find Gregory Maguire on the web: www.gregorymaguire.com

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