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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Enjoyable read

The companion of "Little Altars Everywhere," this book takes the vantage of the adult Sidda. Although she's become successful on the outside, the inside still trembles at the damage inflicted by her mother Vivi while growing up.
In an attempt to help her daughter under...
The companion of "Little Altars Everywhere," this book takes the vantage of the adult Sidda. Although she's become successful on the outside, the inside still trembles at the damage inflicted by her mother Vivi while growing up.
In an attempt to help her daughter understand - and possibly restore their terribly damaged relationship - Vivi sends Sidda a scrapbook filled with "Ya-Ya-rabilia." As Sidda flips through the book and examines each item, the voices of Vivi and the other Ya-Yas explain the context which the item represents. Quickly, Sidda realizes that her mother was once young and full of hopes, which were dashed by her dour parents and a tragic death.
If you aren't a big fan of flashbacks, this might not be the book for you. However, Wells seems to do a good job, moving seamlessly from past to present and back. I highly recommend giving it a try!

posted by BANCHEE_READS on September 13, 2009

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1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Down with Ya-Yas

Warning: DO NOT BECOME A YA-YA! This book is filled with selfish, feeble, alcoholic women. THESE ARE NOT ROLE MODELS!!! Do NOT read this novel! Suburban women of America: consider yourself warned.

posted by Anonymous on January 4, 2000

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2000

    Down with Ya-Yas

    Warning: DO NOT BECOME A YA-YA! This book is filled with selfish, feeble, alcoholic women. THESE ARE NOT ROLE MODELS!!! Do NOT read this novel! Suburban women of America: consider yourself warned.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2001

    Not worth it

    I have got to the age where I have learned the hard way about relationships, both good and bad. This book gave me no new slants -- even though I did persist in reading it to the end. In my experience the effects of alcoholism on a family are radically different from those described by this author. As for the claims that it is a 'woman's novel' or a 'comic novel' there are far better exmples out there which are far better written. Isn't the author's long and back-patting descprition of herself on the inside cover a dead givaway that this is a work of self-promotion rather than LITERATURE??

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