Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

By Rebecca Wells

HarperTorch, Paperback, 9780062040350, 357pp.

Publication Date: May 2011


When mother and daughter Vivi andSiddalee Walker get into a savagefight over a New York Times articlethat refers to Vivi as a tap-dancing childabuser, the fallout is felt from Louisiana to NewYork to Seattle. A successful theater director, Siddalee panics and postpones her upcomingwedding so Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelonggirlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire tobring everyone back together.

In 1932, Vivi and the Ya-Yas were disqualifiedfrom a Shirley Temple Look-Alike Contestfor unladylike behavior. Sixty years later, they restill making waves. They persuade Vivi to sendSidda a scrapbook of girlhood mementos titled Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood analbum that will reveal more questions than answersas it leads Sidda to encounter the legacyof imperfect love and the unknowable mysteryof life.

About the Author
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.