Rebecca Wells grew up "in a world that valued storytelling immensely, and where your status in the community was determined not solely by your wealth or profession, but by how good you could tell a tale." Based on that criterion, Wells has already achieved an aristocratic standing among readers who found her Little Altars Everywhere and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood to be life-changing reads.
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Hear an exclusive audio message from Rebecca Wells on Ya-Yas in Bloom (0:30).
An island near Seattle, Washington
Place of Birth:
B.A., Louisiana State University; Graduate work, Louisiana State University and Naropa Institute
Western States Book Award for Fiction, for Little Altars Everywhere 1992; ABBY Award for Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, 1999
Rebecca Wells's official web site
|Wells's Grassroots Phenomenon|
|Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood|
This story of a close-knit society of southern women has become a modern cult classic bolstered by Wells's abiltity to transcend standard-issue chick lit with bold and unique characters and a tale that digs deeply into the complex bonds of family.
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|Ya-Yas on the Big Screen|
|Divine Secrets was adapted into a major motion picture in 2002 starring Sandra Bullock and Ellen Burstyn in the lead roles, and marking the directorial debut of Callie Khouri (of Thelma and Louise fame).|
|Photo by Susan Rothschild||