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Son of a Witch

by Gregory Maguire

Son of a Witch
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    Sep 2005, 352 pages
    Oct 2006, 356 pages

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Gregory Maguire is the author of a number of books including Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and Wicked, the basis for the Tony Award–winning Broadway musical; and  Leaping Beauty, a book of short stories for children. He 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.

When asked what prompted him to write Wicked, Maguire replied "I was living in London in the early ...

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