The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells
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 “Rebecca Wells has done it again….A new book full of Southern charm and unique characters…impossible to put down.”
Houston Chronicle


“Wells weaves that magic spell again.”
New Orleans Times-Picayune

 

For Ya-Ya fans everywhere, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Wells returns with The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. The creator of the literary sensations Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Little Altars Everywhere, and Ya-Yas in Bloom delivers an unforgettable new stand-alone novel about the pull of first love, the power of home, and everyday magic. No matter if you already adore the Ya-Yas or haven’t yet entered the miraculous world of Rebecca Wells, you are going to love—and never forget—Calla Lily Ponder.

 

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 June 23, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 420 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Calla Ponder, born in 1953, is raised in the small Cajun town of La Luna, where Calla’s beloved mother M’Dear teaches Calla to trust in the power of the Moon Lady.

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Book Reporter

THE CROWNING GLORY OF CALLA LILY PONDER has one foot in the world of preciousness and one foot in the world of a truly unique personality, as Calla Lily discovers her healing powers and makes her way into the bigger world.

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The Washington Post

Calla Lily Ponder is born in the little Louisiana town of La Luna, or The Moon, which borders on a meandering river of the same name.

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Suite 101

Recommended for Summer Reading: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder While the Ya-Ya books are all collective memoirs of the Walker clan, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder is a straightforward narrative of Calla Lily's life.

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USA Today

There will be people who take one look at the opening lines of Rebecca Wells' glucose-laden new novel and run screaming for Dostoevsky:I know the moon and the moon knows me.

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Red Room

In fact, the moon is more or less a character in the book, shining upon its namesake town of La Luna and particularly on its heroine, Calla Lily Ponder.

Aug 23 2009 | Read Full Review of The Crowning Glory of Calla L...

Red Room

Fans of the Ya-Yas are in luck: Rebecca Wells is back, with a new novel whose ponderous title introduces a charming heroine in a new cast of richly eccentric Louisianans.

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Red Room

There’s period drama, there’s romance, and there’s a lot of fabulous hair, all wrapped in a vibrantly Southern package.

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Nashville Public Library

Calla Lily’s mother, or M’Dear as she called her, runs a beauty salon on the side porch of their house, where she dispenses love, wisdom, and healing.

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