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Moving examination of mother-daughter conflict in Louisiana,
By A Customer
This review is from: Divine Secrets of the Ya-ya Sisterhood (Paperback)
I alternated between laughter and tears and found it hard to put down. I found the character of the crazed, alcoholic mama (Vivi) more bearable than her therapied-out daughter (Sidda), yet to grow up at 40. As for Sidda's too-perfect-to-be-true 45 yr old fiance... he doesn't exist outside of fiction, cherie. The device of moving between the different viewpoints of mother and daughter, dropping clues to past events and then allowing the protagonist of the times to elaborate, served its purpose of keeping me turning the pages to find out more. The evocation of middle-class Louisiana was wonderful as was the atmosphere of the epoch: language, customs, warts and all. One to enjoy.