New Fiction: After Alice – Gregory Maguire

Three starred advance reviews for this new novel by the beloved author of the Wicked series. This one riffs off of Alice in Wonderland. Tons of review attention coming at on sale, including NPR’s Weekend Edition, People, NYTBR and Vanity Fair.

“Maguire firmly sets Wonderland in time and place and weaves an intricate web of symbolism and allegory, asking readers to consider issues of humanity that are as timeless as the original tale itself. The novel is full of the magic, wonder, and fresh twists that his fans have come to expect….”
Booklist (starred review)

[A] thoughtful and disconcertingly memorable novel….Maguire frequently pulls back from the action to offer a larger perspective as characters struggle to discover who and what they are—and, most importantly, why they are. This is a feast for the mind, and readers will ruminate on it long after turning the last page.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A brilliant and nicely off-kilter reading of the children’s classic, retrofitted for grown-ups—and a lot of fun.”
Kirkus (starred review)

“This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice in Wonderland. Scores of books will come out to celebrate that landmark but none will be as witty, funny and entertaining as After Alice. Maguire’s adaptation is a magnificent tribute to that classic among classics.”
– Pierre Camy, Schuler Books & Music, Grand Rapids, MI

After Alice (9780060548957) by Gregory Maguire. $26.99 hardcover. 10/27/15 one day laydown.

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