Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood / Rebecca Wells. About the book. Sidda is a girl again in the hot heart of Louisiana, the bayou world of. Catholic saints. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells. Rebecca Wells was born in Alexandria, Louisiana, where party-loving French Catholic. Louisiana. Read free book excerpt from Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells, page 1 of 2.
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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Home · Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants). Read more. Lois R Raper. Book details Author: Rebecca Wells Pages: pages Publisher: Pan Books Language: English ISBN ISBN Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda - devastating her daughter who postpones her wedding and puts her life on hold until she. Read Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood PDF. When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the .
Reader Reviews. For the umpteenth time that week, Sidda punched in the number of her parents' home at Pecan Grove. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I'm so sorry this all happened. She raised her thumb to her mouth and bit the skin around the nail, something she had not done since she was ten years old. At the sound of Vivi's hello, Sidda's stomach began to cramp.
Published on Jan 22, Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda - devastating her daughter who postpones her wedding and puts her life on hold until she is granted forgiveness.
Trying to repair the relationship, the Ya-Yas, Vivi s intrepid tribe of Louisiana girlfriends, sashay in and insist Sidda is sent The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood , a scrapbook of their lives together from the day in when they were disqualified from a Shirley Temple lookalike contest for unladylike behaviour.
Expected to raise babies, not Cain, the Ya-Yas are bonded for life in an unforgettable exploration of the complexities of mother-daughter relationships and the power of female friendship. SlideShare Explore Search You. Submit Search.
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Like this presentation? So 'my' work becomes 'yours'" vii. Wells goes on to tell how Little Altars was promoted by loving friends and family, enthusiastic booksellers and librarians, and how readers' letters testifying to the book's importance in [End Page ] their lives compensated her for the book's minimal financial success.
The talismanic potential of books sparks this human community, Wells tells us: All life is a gift. And what a fetching ecosystem it is. I am given a gift.
I am helped to hand it on to you, reader, in the form of a book. As you read, you keep the gift moving, and then hand a new gift back to me—the gift of having been met, of having been seen, of having been listened to" Little Altars x. This "fetching ecosystem" of print culture is a radical paean to the role that readers play in the life of a literary work; readers here do not merely respond to fiction but complete it. And the communications circuit of author, publisher, and readers that Wells describes is animated not merely by shared economic and intellectual concerns but by inspiration, imagination, and love.
Her "Note to the Reader," then, suggests that the Wells phenomenon delivers on the utopian promise of women's reading groups that feminist cultural studies scholars charted in the s.
In addition, it suggests that a community of independent book lovers thrives out in the impersonal modern landscape—another utopian image in an era increasingly concerned with the contraction and corporatization of the book industry. If the picture that Wells paints of her success is true, there is indeed cause for rejoicing in the many scholarly communities that take an interest in women, in reading, and especially in women reading in groups.
Flying in the face of that rejoicing, this essay does the somewhat less than "fetching" work of looking more closely at the popularity of Wells and her books. I'm really really sorry.
You have killed me. Now I am killing you. The woman who interviewed me--" "I have cut you out of my will. Do not be surprised if I sue you for libel. There are no photographs left of you on any of my walls. Do not--" Sidda could see her mother's face, red with anger. She could see how her veins showed lavender underneath her light skin. I cannot control The New York Times.
Did you read the whole thing? I said, 'My mother, Vivi Abbott Walker, is one of the most charming people in the world. And she is also the most dangerous.
Where I said, 'My creativity comes in a direct flow from my mother, like the Tabasco she used to spice up our baby bottles. They loved it. They loved it when you said: As the battered child of a tap-dancing child abuser of a mother, she brings to her directing the rare and touching equipoise between personal involvement and professional detachment that is the mark of theatrical genius.
This is pure character-defaming shit from the most hideous child imaginable! She raised her thumb to her mouth and bit the skin around the nail, something she had not done since she was ten years old. She wondered where she'd put the Xanax. Many of those words I never even uttered to that damn journalist.
I swear, I--".