I’ve been a loyal fan of Gregory Maguire since I first read “Wicked,” a novel that re-tells the familiar story in “The Wizard of Oz” from an unusual perspective: that of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West. It’s an amazing piece of literature, one of my favorite books of all time. Once I finished “Wicked,” I was hungry for more of his books, and set out to read everything else he’s written. And I’m happy to report that I love all of Maguire’s books! If you’re looking for something new to read, or are already a fan of his and want to know what else he’s written, here’s my list of 7 great novels by Gregory Maguire.
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This book arrives in bookstores just before the Christmas holiday, which is fitting, since it’s about the Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Match Girl. In 2008, Maguire was asked by NPR to re-tell a beloved Christmas story, and he chose this one, and I can’t wait to read it!