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Waiting on Wednesday: Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:


The marvelous land of Oz is knotted with social unrest: The Emerald City is mounting an invasion of Munchkinland, Glinda is under house arrest, and the Cowardly Lion is on the run from the law. And look who’s knocking at the door. It’s none other than Dorothy. Yes, that Dorothy.

Amid all this chaos, Elphaba’s granddaughter, the tiny green baby born at the close of Son of a Witch, has come of age. Now, Rain will take up her broom in an Oz wracked by war.

The stirring, long-awaited conclusion to the extraordinary bestselling series begun with Wicked, Out of Oz is a magical journey rife with revelations and reversals, reprisals and surprises — the hallmarks of the brilliant and unique imagination of Gregory Maguire

 About the Author

Gregory Maguire is the bestselling author of Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, Lost, Mirror Mirror, and the Wicked Years, a series that includes Wicked, Son of a Witch, and A Lion Among Men. Wicked, now a beloved classic, is the basis for the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical of the same name. Maguire has lectured on art, literature, and culture both at home and abroad. He lives with his family near Boston, Massachusetts.


  • Hardcover: 592 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (November 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060548940
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060548940
Oh wow!  I just noticed that this one is almost 600 pages!  


  1. What?! I had no idea that he was writing another Wicked series book!! Wow! I'm excited now! Great pick!

  2. I know, Courtney -- I love this series, but I guess this is the last one.

  3. I should probably try one of the Wicked/Oz books. The tooth fairy one was kind of different.


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