When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the "New York Times" about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser."
Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood."
As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood may call to mind Prince of Tides in its unearthing of family darkness; in its unforgettable heroines and irrepressible humour and female loyalty, it echoes Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.
About the Author
Rebecca Wells is an American playwright and author. She was born in Central Louisiana and grew up on a working plantation where her family has lived since 1795. In 1982, she went to Seattle, Washington to work with a performing arts group. She currently lives on an island near Seattle. Since the late 1990s, Wells has suffered from severe neurological Lyme disease, an experience chronicled on her website and in an interview with CTV about the writing of her novel Ya-Yas in Bloom (2005).
Series: Ya-Ya Ser.
Number Of Pages: 383
Published: 7th December 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 15.0
Weight (kg): 0.312
Edition Type: Abridged