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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel by Rebecca Wells


when Sidentitydalee Walker, antiqueest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed within the the massive apple cases a couple of hit play shecff0478#three9;s directed, her mom gets defined as a "tap-dancing kid abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidentityda. Devastated, Sidentityda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming marriage ceremothe massive apple. All glances bleak till the Ya-Yas step in and persuade Vivi to ship Sidentityda a scrape book in their womanhood mementos, known as "Divine secrets and techniques and methods of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." As Sidentityda struggles to research her mom, she comes face to face with the tangled wonderful thing about imperfect love, and the truth that forgiveness, more than understanding, is regularly what the middle longs for.

Divine secrets and techniques and methods of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood may bring to mind Prince of Tidentityes in its unearthing of circle of relatives darkness; in its unforgettable heroines and irrepressible humor and feminine loyalty, it echoes Fannie Flaggcff0478#three9;s Fried inexperienced Tomatoes at the Whistle forestall Cafe.

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Wells is a Louisiana-born Seattle actress and playwright; her loopy saga of a 40-12 months-antique sectionicipant in Seattlecff0478#three9;s scorching theater scene who must come to terms at the side of her mamacff0478#three9;s prior in steamy Thornton the city, Louisiana, reads like a protracted episode of Designing ladies written underneath the affect of mint juleps and Faulknercff0478#three9;s Absalom, Absalom!. The Ya-Yas are the wild circle of girls who swirl around the narrator Sidentitydaleecff0478#three9;s mama, Vivi, whose vividentity voice is "section Scarlett, section Katharine Hepburn, section Tallulah." The Ya-Yas broke the no-booze rule at the cotillion, skinthe massive apple-dipped their option to prison within the the city water tower, disrupted the Shirley Temple glance-alike contest, and bonded for life as a result of, as one says, "Itcff0478#three9;s this sort of lot fun being an unpleasant woman!"

Sidentitydalee must repair her busted relationship with Vivi by way of finding out a section-centurycff0478#three9;s value of letters and clippings contained within the Ya-Ya Sisterhoodcff0478#three9;s packet of "Divine secrets and techniques and methods." Itcff0478#three9;s a contrived premise, but the secrets and techniques and methods are if truth be told fun to learn.

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writer: Rebecca Wellswriter: PerennialBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: three68

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