Redemption for the long-vilified Wicked Witch of the West finally came in 1995, at the compassionate hands of writer Gregory Maguire. His book Wicked reintroduced the witch as an easily relatable, misunderstood and recklessly teased youth just trying to find her footing as the outcasted “green girl”—to say nothing of the immensely popular Broadway musical it inspired. Maguire’s newest novel, Out of Oz, concludes the magical, heartfelt saga following the Wicked characters. Maguire reads and discusses on Friday, Nov. 11, at Book Passage. 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera. 7pm. Free. 415.927.0960.