The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
When mother and daughter Vivi and Siddalee Walker get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a “tap-dancing child abuser,” the fallout is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle. A successful theater director, Siddalee panics and postpones her upcoming... show more
When mother and daughter Vivi and Siddalee Walker get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a “tap-dancing child abuser,” the fallout is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle. A successful theater director, Siddalee panics and postpones her upcoming wedding—so Vivi’s intrepid gang of lifelong girlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together. In 1932, Vivi and the Ya-Yas were disqualified from a Shirley Temple Look-Alike Contest for unladylike behavior. Sixty years later, they’re still making waves. They persuade Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of girlhood mementos titled “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood”—an album that will reveal more questions than answers as it leads Sidda to encounter the legacy of imperfect love and the unknowable mystery of life.
Publish date: May 3rd 2011
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
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!