The Next Queen of Heaven, Paperback Book

The Next Queen of Heaven Paperback

2 out of 5 (1 rating)


Strange events are occurring in the small town of Thebes, USA.Knocked out by a falling statue of the Virgin Mary, Mrs Leontina Scales wakes up not quite the woman she was before.

What on earth are her sons and her foul-mouthed daughter Tabitha supposed to do with a mad mother who speaks in tongues?Meanwhile, choir director Jeremy Carr needs a rehearsal venue for his gay singing group.

Could the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mysteries be his salvation?

As the year draws to a close, the Radical Radiants battle the Catholics, a Christmas pageant goes horribly awry, and a child is born...Frantic, funny and farcical, The Next Queen of Heaven is a modern masterpiece from the incredible imagination of Gregory Maguire.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780755377435

Other Formats



Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops


Showing 1 - 1 of 1 reviews.

Review by

If I had clicked that this book was written by the man who had written 'Wicked' I would never have picked it up. Not that it is anything like the usual 'fractured fairytales' Maguire usually writes but it was still poorly written pap. A vaguely entertaining cast of characters but a pointless read. The only part I liked was the relationship that developed between the group of ageing nuns and the three gay men who rehearse in the nunnery - other than that the book has nothing to offer.

Also by Gregory Maguire   |  View all