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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 humor and female loyalty, it echoes Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe.

Topics: Family, Alcoholism, Mothers, Daughters, American South, American Author, 20th Century, Heartfelt, Coming of Age, Dysfunctional Family, Mothers and Daughters, Made into a Movie, Female Friendship, Female Protagonist, Race Relations, Friendship, Childhood, Marriage, Catholicism, Addiction, Love, Social Class, Cliques, Domestic Abuse, Abuse, New York City, Louisiana, 1950s, 1990s, Domestic, Psychological, Realistic, Funny, Flashbacks, Female Author, and Secrets

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061743368
List price: $8.99
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This book has to be one of the best books I've read this year. The story and how is told is wonderful and you can't help but root for the characters, even though they are far from perfect.I truly loved the atmosphere and the feel of this book, it's really a book about relationships of all kinds.read more
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Fun southern charm
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This book has to be one of the best books I've read this year. The story and how is told is wonderful and you can't help but root for the characters, even though they are far from perfect.I truly loved the atmosphere and the feel of this book, it's really a book about relationships of all kinds.
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Read in March 2000. This was lots of fun and we had a good discussion too. Lovely to see frienships that last through time.
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The story of Siddalee Walker and her relationship with her mother and her mother's life-long friends, the Ya-Yas. Very enjoyable.
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At times reminded me of my own growing up
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