Wishlist Wednesday #3 – After Alice

Wishlist Wednesday

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Pen to Paper. This meme is where you showcase one book that is on your wishlist and that you can’t wait to get off your wishlist and into your hands.


Welcome to an awesome weekly meme:  Wishlist Wednesday!  This is a blog hop to share something that I am very excited to read…but haven’t read yet!

This week I am featuring a book on pre-order from my favorite author!

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.After Alice

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole 150 years ago, she found a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent rules and abrasive egos as the world she left behind. But what of that world? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this brilliant work of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his dazzling imagination to the question of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings old and new, offering an inventive spin on Carroll’s enduring tale. Ada, a friend of Alice’s mentioned briefly in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to visit her friend, but arrives a moment too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her own imperfect apprehension of cause and effect as she embarks on an odyssey to find Alice and see her safely home from this surreal world below the world. If Eurydice can ever be returned to the arms of Orpheus, or Lazarus can be raised from the tomb, perhaps Alice can be returned to life. Either way, everything that happens next is “After Alice.”

(Summary courtesy Amazon)

Gregory Maguire is the author of my forever favorites The Wicked Years books (Wicked, Son of a Witch, A Lion Among Men, Out of Oz), among many, many other twisted tales.  I can not wait until I find out what happened After Alice!


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9 thoughts on “Wishlist Wednesday #3 – After Alice

    1. For Oz books, I recommend Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked Years” books (4 books). Also, Danielle Paige’s “Dorothy Must Die” – and related prequel novellas and sequels – is wonderful. There is some PG-13 language in those, however. So be aware.
      I don’t have other Alice in Wonderland suggestions. Gregory Maguire has written some other flipped tales though: Mirror, Mirror (Snow White), Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister (Cinderella), and Lost (a spin off from Scrooge of Dickens’ Christmas Carol).

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    1. Gregory Maguire, the author, is my favorite author of all time! I discovered Wicked a number of years ago browsing shelves at Target. I’ve read all of his adult fiction and most of his youth fiction.

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  1. This book sounds like a particular interesting story. I would be interested to read how it differs from the original and to see what new occurrences have come about. Just reading the description draws me in! I will have to add this book to my wishlists because now i’m intrigued.

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