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Gregory Maguire | After Alice

Travel down the rabbit hole with us at the Norwich Bookstore when we welcome author Gregory Maguire as he reads from and discusses his new book, After Alice. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Maguire's book examines the imaginative landscape of underworlds and undergrounds, offering an inventive spin on Carroll's tale.

In After Alice, Ada -- a character briefly mentioned in Carroll's classic -- embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from the surreal world below ground. Readers will find the familiar in characters such as the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, and the bloodthirsty Queen of Hearts.

"Continuing his tradition of rewriting fairy tales with an arch eye and offbeat point of view, Maguire turns his attention to Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. . . . A brilliant and nicely off-kilter reading of the children's classic, retrofitted for grown-ups, and a lot of fun." --Kirkus Reviews

Maguire is the author of the books in the Wicked Years series, including Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which inspired the musical. He is also the author of many books for children, including Egg & Spoon and What-the-Dickens, which was a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Vermont.

Free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are recommended. To reserve a seat, call (802) 649-1114 or email

Event date: 
Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Norwich Bookstore
291 Main Street
Norwich, VT
After Alice: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780060548957
Availability: Hard to Find (may be out of print - email to check availability)
Published: William Morrow - October 27th, 2015

From the multi-million-copy bestselling author of Wicked comes a magical new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, published to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s beloved classic.