Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

by Rebecca Wells
4.5 62
ISBN-10:
0060928336
ISBN-13:
9780060928339
Pub. Date:
05/01/1997
Publisher:
Perennial

Paperback - Rent for

Select a Purchase Option
  • purchase options

Temporarily Out of Stock Online


Overview

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a 'tap-dancing child abuser,' 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 'bucking 70' and still making waves. With passion and a rare gift for language, Rebecca Wells moves from present to past, unraveling Vivi's life, her enduring friendships with the Ya-Yas, and the reverberations on Siddalee. The collective power of the Ya-Yas, each of them totally individual and authentic, permeates this story of a tribe of Louisiana wild women who are impossible to tame.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060928339
Publisher: Perennial
Publication date: 05/01/1997
Series: Ya-Yas Series , #1
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 62 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My girlfriends recommended this book to me. Frankly I found the book lacking overall. The writing style is nothing special and so is the story line. The author seems to just scratch the surface of the meaningful moments while overdramatizing others.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is one of the best books i have ever read. if u have and absolutly fab group of girlfriends like i do- ya thats u livy,karen,meg,and hayley- u should so read this book. it makes u laugh, cry, and tingle with a trillion other emotions. im 12 1/2 and i adore this book. i highly recommend it. email me if u have any comments!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i wish there were more books like this one out there. this one is outstanding,so much that i'm almost sad that it ended, since it's one of the only books that i've read in my 15 years that moved me so. i hope i will get to read Little Altars Everywhere as well in the near future. the Ya-Ya Sisterhood gets an A+ :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beautiful. Three dimensional characters, you see all sides of their personalities and love and hate them. Vivid and bright, with experiences you can only imagine. I loved it, read it and "Little Altars Everywhere"
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the best books I have ever read. By the end of it you feel as though all the Ya Ya's and all the Petites Ya Ya's have accepted you into their lives and their hearts. A masterpiece!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, I will admit at times it was a little boring and sometimes I wasn't sure where the book was going but when I finished the book everything made since and it was wonderul!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
all in all it was a fairly good read. at times it got a little boring, but in the end it was well worth the wait! also a very touching story, it makes you want to go and hug your mom for NOT being like vivi and also FOR being like her!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, so heartfelt and real. I recommend this book to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This novel was wonderful. It took you from Vivi as a child to her as a grandmother. The author really involved the reader and made them feel like a part of the story. This really is a great book for mothers and daughters to read together.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is by far one of my all time top five favorite books ever. it takes you on a non stop emotional rollercoaster and has every kind of adventure you can imagine. i totally related to Vivi and Sidda and i think every woman who reads this will relate to one of the Ya-Ya's at one point or another. while reading this, you will laugh and cry at the same time. dont forget the kleenex.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ya-Ya Sisterhood, is by far the best book I have ever read! It walks you through the ups and downs of life. You will cry, understand and most of all LAUGH about your own life! I recommend reading it with others (book club or mothers and daughts) and you will get a great out come! I also recommend NOT seeing the movie it was awful, you will hate it after reading the great novel! IT is a fun, fast and enjoyable summer read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the BEST! it is exactly like the women in my southern family!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that makes me long to return to my Southern roots. Wells strongest talent is her descriptive power which places readers smack dab in the flavorful heat of the Deep South. I hope the movie doesn't ruin the story, though I suspect it will. Do yourself a favor and read the book instead.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ya-Ya Sisterhood is the best book ever written. It is a feel good novel and shows everyone what true friendship really means. I wanted to be a part of this book and cannot wait for all of my friends to read it. This book will put anyone in a ethereal mood and is the perfect read for everyday. Yet, it would be the best to read over the summer. It is a quick read due to the excellent storyline. I don't believe that any characters could have been written better or more enjoyable to read about. I love Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The fictional story of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is an outstanding masterpiece that was put together by Rebecca Wells. The story captures imagination, mind, and takes you back to the old south. When you read this book you will never forget it, it has changed some of my perspective in life .The story is about a young play writer, Sidda. Sidda is motivated to write an awesome play and to win her mothers heart back, so she decides to write a play about her mothers life as a Ya-Ya Sister. When Sidda¿s mother Vivi sends Sidda a scrapbook of Vivi¿s life, Sidda goes on a retreat to a cabin to think about her future and to concentrate on her play writing. As Sidda searches through the scrapbook you hear heart touching, sad mad, lovable, and compelling stories of Vivi¿s life as a Ya-Ya sister. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a heart-touching novel written about a daughter who looks into her mothers¿ youth. The theme of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is never judge a person as they are in the present until you have learned about their past. I highly recommend this book, because there are very few books like this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though everyone else says the same thing, it has to be said again; this book is fantastic. It WILL make you laugh and cry. I believe what makes this book such a wonderful read is the life-like qualities of the characters. You become completely wrapped up in the Ya-Ya's lives-and you never want to leave!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who has a dysfunctional relationship with their parent or has a penchant for books involving 'Spanish Moss States' would be able to wrap themselves around this book. The descriptions were palpable: I could NEARLY taste the crawfish, cold beer, and outright awkwardness as the main characters stumble along, trying to redeem themselves and their situations.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderfully put together. The characters are individually defined and hold the essence of the South.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a relatively entertaining, quick read, but I didn't find it as moving as most people seem to have found it. I did not laugh out loud, nor did I cry - perhaps because I have never really HAD any close girlfriends, I could only envy the relationship of the Ya-Yas. I thought it to be quite unrealistic and the ending far too predictable and not very satisfying. I never really understood WHY the Ya-Yas were so CLOSE to each other. Certainly they were all very supportive of each other and extremely loyal (which I find a bit overly romantic.) But did they really understand each other? Really relate to each other? I couldn't quite figure out how they all wove together. Call me cynical, but I don't know that any friendship like those women had is even POSSIBLE. *shrug* Just my opinion...
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood' deserves some kind of reward for making me laugh out loud who knows how many times, for making me cry, and for making me feel warm and happy every time I sat down and read it! Vivi, Teensy, Necie, and Caro have the most amazing friendship you could ever think of. These four have been friends since they were little girls, and now, at the ages of 67, they are still kicking. But now Vivi is upset with Sidda, her oldest daughter, and Sidda is on a retreat in a Lake Quinalt cabin reflecting on her life. She is about to direct a new play and needs inspiration, so she decides to take a new approach to trying to get her mama to speak to her, asking for her Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood scrapbook. As Sidda searches through the scrapbook for something that tells a story about Vivi's youth, we hear hilarious, heart wrenching, touching, and compelling stories of the Ya-Yas. This book tells a story of a rare friendship that has experienced both pleasure and pain. Friends are rare gifts that you must take special care of.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rebecca Wells has a gift for writing. Don't let those who tell you this is a 'beach blanket book' fool you. This story is better then any romance novel. The Ya-Ya's remind me of friends I had in high school, and the characters from Steel Magnolias. Their celebration of friendship and womanhood is glorious. With each chapter the reader is transported into the separate world that is the old south. There are sprawling houses, warm afternoons in a hammock or on the porch and obsessions with Gone With the Wind. The Ya Ya Sisterhood is a fabulous read and once you read it and 'Little Alters Everywhere' you'll wish, I as I have, that there were more installments in the series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a laugh-out-loud book!! While the underlying theme of alcoholism in a dysfunctional family is tragic, the friendship, loyalty and humor is so realistic and touching. I highly recommend this book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is definetly a book that any woman ecspecially a southern woman should read. Rebecca Wells captures the warmth frienship can bring you and also the heart ache that a dysfunctional alcoholic family can bring you. The book gives it's readers something to think about, and has changed my thoughts about some things.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was like a turning point for me in my reading. My sister recommended Little Altars Everywhere and I was automatically hooked. Though you don't really NEED to read Little Altars before you read the Divine Secrets, I think you should, you won't be disappointed! These books are two of my favorites, I recommmend them to Everyone!! I can't wait for the movie to come out!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic, and it is impossible to read it and remain un-changed. You grow to love the Ya-Ya's!! Faults and all. I could not recommend anything higher than I recommend this novel.