Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Siddalee Walker is a southern native who moves to the Northeast to pursue a career as a playwright. Following the success of her first play, Sidda is interviewed by a New York Times reporter and innocently shares information regarding her difficult childhood growing up in the deep south with an alcoholic mother. When her mother, Vivi, gets word of the article she is both heartbroken and furious. Vivi refuses to answer phone calls or letters from her olde... Little Altars Everywhere
Rebecca Wells' debut novel, later expanded into Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, introduces readers to the Walker clan of Thornton, Louisiana. The family's stories are divulged as a sequence of vignettes, each told in earthy first-person and full of dialects, humor, and detail.
The four Walker children, Siddalee, Little Shep, Lulu, and Baylor, tell stories of their Southern Catholic upbringing during the early 1960's, describing shoplifting ex... Ya-Yas in Bloom
As in her first novel, Little Altars Everywhere, Rebecca Wells continues to elaborate the lives of the Ya-Ya clan with a patchwork of stories, some told in first-person style, some in third. The first group of vignettes describes the meeting of the four original Ya-Yas as four-year-old girls in Thornton, Louisiana: Teensy, with a pecan stuck up one nostril, meets Vivi in the waiting room of the doctor's office, Teensy and Vivi crawl beneath the pews du...