Sidda submerges herself in the wild, wondrous and wicked world of the Ya-Yas as she reads through half-a-century's worth of letters and clippings contained in the Ya-Ya Sisterhood's parcel of "Divine Secrets". Middle-class Louisiana quakes as the quartet makes its way through adolescence: from being disqualified from the Shirley-Temple-look-a-like competition because Teensy did a "poot", to attending the premiere of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta, only for Vivi's hoop skirt, "much to her confusion, to go entirely over the head of the person sitting in the seat in front of her", to spending a night in jail after floating naked on a hot southern evening in the town's water cooler.
Rebecca Wells, author of Little Altars Everywhere (in which Siddalee Walker describes the anguishes of childhood), has created a beautifully crafted, penetrating insight into society, friendship, the mother/daughter divide and religion. No subject is taboo as you dip in and out of the lives of Vivi, Teensy, Caro and Necie--the Ya Yas. --Nicola Perry --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A book to be lazy with. It transports you to another time & place......Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had read this book previously and absolutly loved it, I had lent it out to someone who hadnt returned it to me so bought it again! Read morePublished 10 months ago by gsgj44
This book was not a cheap paperback and I was therefore very surprised to see it was made of cheap paper and the paper was not cut properly - My children could have made a better... Read morePublished 10 months ago by MR D P TYLER
Mis-sold as good condition. Item is new but pages are faulty as they are mis-cut. Had to return item so inconvenienced.Published 15 months ago by Lucy
This is the second time I have read this book. I love the story, plot and characters - all rooted in the "Deep South." Would recommend to everyone who loves a good read.Published 17 months ago by Kenny
A very touching reading that explores female relationships. Thoroughly enjoyable, a bit of a tear jerker and very well written.Published 18 months ago by Mrs S
A book club choice of ours so read eagerly. Took a long time to get going and three weeks later, 50% through the book
I was about to give up but on reading the next chapter... Read more
An interesting book, not particularly edifying, lots of swear words, but evocative of the era and unique for its portrayal of female friendship in a girl gang. Read morePublished on 20 Nov 2012 by Pooki