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

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It’s easy to fall in love with the Ya-Ya’s; they’re quirky, funny, silly and yet so very loyal to each other. Theirs is a friendship to be envied.
-Curled Up

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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?

 

About Rebecca Wells

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Writer, actor, and playwright Rebecca Wells is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Ya-Yas in Bloom, Little Altars Everywhere, and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, which was made into a feature film. A native of Louisiana, she now lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest.
 
Published March 17, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 400 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Below average
on May 20 1996

Told through several narrative vehicles and traveling through space and time from Depression-era Louisiana to present-day Seattle, this novel attempts to wed a folksy homespun tale to a soul-searching examination of conscience. But while Wells's ambition is admirable and her talent undeniable, she never quite makes this difficult marriage work.

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Book Reporter

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Reviewed by Judith Handschuh on Jan 21 2011

LITTLE ALTERS EVERYWHERE and DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD touch on every emotion you have involving childhood, parenthood, and motherhood. Funny, poignant, at times, unbearably sad, they are must reading for anyone who has ever pondered family relationships.

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Nights and Weekends

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Reviewed by Kristin Dreyer Kramer on Jan 08 2016

Divine Secrets is a captivating story, full of life-sized characters with absolutely intriguing (though still believable) lives. Their story brought out unexpected laughter -- and even a few tears. It was a touching, fun, and perfect-written story.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by Bapalapa2 on May 03 2014

Thispage-turner had me so hooked I read the prequel, Little AltarsEverywhere. Wells's beautifully descriptive writing brought tears to myeyes; she writes with such style, vigor and passion that I became moreinterested in writing and novels.

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Teen Ink

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Reviewed by Gingersnap96 on May 03 2014

The way the author writes this story makes the readers more connected to the past and present life we had/ have, and makes us realize what we have and take for granted.

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Curled Up

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Reviewed by Denise M. Clark on May 03 2014

It’s easy to fall in love with the Ya-Ya’s; they’re quirky, funny, silly and yet so very loyal to each other. Theirs is a friendship to be envied.

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Reviewed by Jules on Apr 07 2009

The mother especially is more entertaining in the movie. But the book is better at creating the relationships between the characters, which is what I enjoyed the most about the book...

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