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by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Virtual Bestselling Author Series: Gregory Maguire

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

A recording of this program is available here.

Bestselling author Gregory Maguire will discuss the 25th Anniversary of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, and his latest book, A Wild Winter Swan, in conversation with bestselling author Daniel Handler, who has sold more than 70 million books writing as "Lemony Snicket," in this Zoom Webinar.

How To Register: Register directly on Zoom. Space is limited. 

How To Buy A Copy Of The Book: Autographed copies of both books will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from our bookstore partner, Wellesley Books. Click HERE to order the 25th Anniversary Edition of Wicked. Click HERE to order A Wild Winter Swan

About The Author: Gregory Maguire is the New York Times bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister; Lost; Mirror Mirror; and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, and Out of Oz. Now a beloved classic, Wicked is the basis for a blockbuster Tony Award–winning Broadway musical. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He also helped found and for 25 years codirected Children’s Literature New England, Inc., a nonprofit that raises awareness of the significance of literature in the lives of children. He lives with his family near Boston. Learn more about Gregory HERE.

About The Book: After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York. As he explores themes of class, isolation, family, and the dangerous yearning to be saved by a power greater than ourselves, Gregory Maguire conjures a haunting, beautiful tale of magical realism that illuminates one young woman’s heartbreak and hope as she begins the inevitable journey to adulthood.

About The Series: A collection of North of Boston libraries have joined forces to host a series of virtual discussions with bestselling authors this fall. Their next virtual event will take place on Monday, October 26 at 7pm with Karen Kingsbury, who will be discussing her brand new book -- Truly, Madly, Deeply.