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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Published by HarperAudio


Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Published by HarperAudio

ratings:
4/5 (93 ratings)
Length:
3 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jul 7, 2009
ISBN:
9780061961519
Format:
Audiobook

Description

"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?

Publisher:
Released:
Jul 7, 2009
ISBN:
9780061961519
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (4/5)
    This is a "coming of age" story for a 40 year old who is reconciling the realities of her life with her baggage from childhood, as she learns to empathize with her mother. I particularly love this quote: "Because she gave me physical birth, do I expect her to give me spiritual birth as well?" This is a universal battle every adult child must eventually face when learning to understand the generation of her parents. That, and, "Who ARE these people?!" Wells brilliantly allows us to understand that prior generation through a scrapbook that contains the "divine secrets" of a group of girlfriends.
  • (3/5)
    I feel like this is the type of book every woman should read. It doesn't gloss over the realities of female life, and everything feels very real, including the larger-than-life women it features. It's a wonderful story of the relationship between mothers and daughters, and how our history affects not only us, but the future generations to come.
  • (4/5)
    Siddalee Walker spoke imprudently during an interview and now her mother, Vivi, has cut her off. Sidda and Vivi's relationship has always been complicated, but now that Sidda is getting ready to direct a play based on female friendships, she would love her mother's advice and pleads with her to forgive, but Vivi stands firm. She does however send her a scrapbook she's kept of her lifelong friendship with a group of women who call themselves the Ya-Yas. I love the Ya-Yas.
  • (4/5)
    A wonderful book about the relationships between mother, daughter and friends through good and bad times.
  • (3/5)
    Siddalee Walker, a newly renowned theater director, gets disowned by revealing some none-too-flattering details of family life to the New York Times. Her mother's friends, the Ya-Yas, repair the relationship by filling in some missing details. The narrative is evenly split between Vivi's life and Sidda's.The forcefulness of the story certainly comes from the sections about Vivi. Sidda's are more prose-y, reflective, and there's a lot of breathing. Together they make a good counterpoint.
  • (4/5)
    hard to put down, nice writing style, easy to read