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Gregory Maguire

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Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children's stories (such as L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked). He received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. He was a professor and co-director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children's Literature from 1979-1985. In 1987 he co-founded Children's Literature New England (a non-profit educational charity).

Genres: Children's Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy, Literary Fiction
Non fiction
Anthologies containing stories by Gregory Maguire
Short stories
The Seven Stage a Comeback (2000)

Gregory Maguire recommends
The Fall of the Kings (2002)
(Swords of Riverside, book 3)
Ellen Kushner and Delia Sherman
"Kushner and Sherman don't spin fables or knit fancies: they are world-forgers, working in a language of iron and air."
The Ingenious Edgar Jones (2007)
Elizabeth Garner
"Elizabeth Garner's American debut is ingenuity itself, a winner, I love it."
The Possibilities of Sainthood (2008)
Donna Freitas
"Behold: A rare bloom of a book . . . THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD, while never gloomy or dogmatic, is a literary work of mercy. Let us rejoice and be glad."
Impossible (2008)
(Impossible , book 1)
Nancy Werlin
"A haunting, thrilling romantic puzzle. Just read it."
The Chosen One (2009)
Carol Lynch Williams
"The Chosen One makes the heart race, the teeth grind, and the brow bead up in sweat."
The Language of Trees (2010)
Ilie Ruby
"The Language of Trees, like Whitman's Leaves of Grass though in a magic realist vernacular, refreshingly asserts that deeply American conviction: the gravest natural instinct is to heal and be healed. A shimmeringly heart-felt story."
Return To Augie Hobble (2015)
Lane Smith
"The incomparable Lane Smith...stomps triumphantly into the middle-school playground with his first novel."
Mapping the Bones (2018)
Jane Yolen
"Jane Yolen's Mapping the Bones is a swift and deadly drama with overtones of dark fable we all wish we could forget. But this book, a shining star held in a trembling palm, requires us to remember."
Spin the Dawn (2019)
(Blood of Stars, book 1)
Elizabeth Lim
"Spin the Dawn is pure magic. Romance, artistry, and deep enchantment."
Shadow Frost (2019)
(Shadow Frost Trilogy, book 1)
Coco Ma
"A world of magic and intrigue is cannily laid out by a newcomer to the field of high fantasy. As expertly as she catapults a piano sonata into flights of tonal glory, Coco Ma lures a reader into the kingdom of Axaria, where powerful teen-noble Asterin fights against treachery and malice. The color and pace of Shadow Frost rivals anything else you will encounter this year on the far side of reality. Dress warmly."
Substantial Justice (2020)
Daniel Ben-Horin
"Substantial Justice is a rewarding story of several conflicting campaigns of love, vengeance and paranoia played out against the straitened landscape of American cultural and political panic. Ben-Horin’s novel of suspense kept me flipping pages as if it were a news crawl of breaking headlines."
The Charmed Wife (2021)
Olga Grushin
"The comedy is devastating in this autopsy of a marriage that dies of 'happily ever after' syndrome. Seldom has such emotional realism been spied in the precincts of wild magic. This alumna of the Cinderella marriage is overwhelmed, over-enchanted, and so over it. Fall under its charms, I dare you."

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