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The Next Queen of Heaven

The Next Queen of Heaven

  • Title: The Next Queen of Heaven
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  • Language : English
  • Page : 418 pages


With the new millennium approaching, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger Mrs Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues after being clocked by a Catholic statuette Her daughter, Tabitha, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus whatever comes first Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles hi With the new millennium approaching, the eccentric town of Thebes grows even stranger Mrs Leontina Scales begins speaking in tongues after being clocked by a Catholic statuette Her daughter, Tabitha, and her sons scheme to save their mother or surrender her to Jesus whatever comes first Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr, caught between lust and ambition, fumbles his way toward Y2K The ancient Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries join with a gay singing group The Radical Radiants battle the Catholics A Christmas pageant goes horribly awry And a child is born


Author Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire is an American author, whose novels are revisionist retellings of children s stories such as L Frank Baum s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into Wicked He received his Ph.D in English and American Literature from Tufts University, and his B.A from the State University of New York at Albany He was a professor and co director at the Simmons College Center for the Study of Children




The Next Queen of Heaven Reviews (31)

  • This novel is an embarrassment, the equivalent of catching Gregory Maguire picking his nose at a stop light Too harsh Hey, he started it On page 332 Hogan picked his nose and flicked it at Kirk s bouffant, where it stuck and hung like a little worm That s pretty much the juvenile tone throughout the [..]

  • I must admit, I m a complete sucker for books that are set in small towns If I hear about a book or read the blurb on the back cover and it says something along the lines of A group of characters live in a small town called X and X happens to them well chances are the money is already leaving my wal [..]

  • This book was fantastic and is now one of my favourites I ve even gone back to read certain sections again something I rarely if ever do It was a joy to read it I loved the characters, the small town setting, the plots This book was very real, with real life difficulties, which made the characters c [..]

  • So who is the next Queen of Heaven Let s see I don t know even minutes after finishing this 1999 novel of Gregory Maguire I loved all his other books the Wicked series, Lost, Mirror Mirror, etc but this tome is a puzzle I laughed often and hard, albeit at often crude lewd rude comments and character [..]

  • I consider myself a Maguire fan, based on my enjoyment of a number of previous books Wicked, of course, but I think that Ugly Stepsister was monumentally good This book I confess that I gave up after 100 pages Perhaps it gets better after that, but I won t be around to find out I m being selfish I d [..]

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