Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel
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... show more
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.
Publish date: May 7th 1997
Pages no: 356
Edition language: English
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TL;DR: if you want to read any of this series only read this one. The first time I listened to part of this audiobook I was around 12 and my mom had checked it out from the library. I remembered thinking then this family had some serious mental health issues. When I saw it on my library's digital ...
I did a lot of skimming to get through this book. I know that other people - most people - love this book, but I just can't get on board. I found the ridiculously named characters insipid and selfish, no matter what their age. Sidda is going through a mid-life crises, and she has gone through litt...
In a way I feel like I'm being stingy giving this only two and a half stars. This is the last book on a list of over twenty I've tried from a chicklit/women's fiction recommendation list. Style-wise, this is at the top. I'd say that, along with The Girl's Guide to Hunting and Fishing, this was the o...
Don't remember much about this except for they were all obsessed with Gone With the Wind, but I remember liking it!