Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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-A big, blowzy romp through the rainbow eccentricities of three generations of crazy bayou debutantes.-
--Atlanta Journal-Constitution

-A very entertaining and, ultimately, deeply moving novel about the complex bonds between mother and daughter.-
--Washington Post

-Mary McCarthy, Anne Rivers Siddons, and a host of others have portrayed the power and value of female friendships, but no one has done it with more grace, charm, talent, and power than Rebecca Wells.-
--Richmond Times-Dispatch

The incomparable #1 New York Times bestseller--a book that reigned at the top of the list for an remarkable sixty-eight weeks--Rebecca Wells's Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a classic of Southern women's fiction to be read and reread over and over again. A poignant, funny, outrageous, and wise novel about a lifetime friendship between four Southern women, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood brilliantly explores the bonds of female friendship, the often-rocky relationship between mothers and daughters, and the healing power of humor and love, in a story as fresh and uplifting as when it was first published a decade and a half ago. If you haven't yet met the Ya-Yas, what are you waiting for?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 357 pages
  • 138 x 208 x 28mm | 222.26g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062040359
  • 9780062040350
  • 220,437

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When mother and daughter Vivi andSiddalee Walker get into a savagefight over a New York Times articlethat refers to Vivi as a -tap-dancing childabuser, - the fallout is felt from Louisiana to NewYork to Seattle. A successful theater director, Siddalee panics and postpones her upcomingwedding--so Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelonggirlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire tobring everyone back together.

In 1932, Vivi and the Ya-Yas were disqualifiedfrom a Shirley Temple Look-Alike Contestfor unladylike behavior. Sixty years later, they'restill making waves. They persuade Vivi to sendSidda a scrapbook of girlhood mementos titled-Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood---analbum that will reveal more questions than answersas it leads Sidda to encounter the legacyof imperfect love and the unknowable mysteryof life.
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472,431 ratings
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2 7% (35,396)
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