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 .
May , pages. Published on Jan 22, 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 am helped to hand it on to you, reader, in the form of a book. 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.
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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.
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Harold Bloom, The Breaking of Form. Rebecca Wells's first novel tells the story of Vivi and Sidda Walker, a charismatic alcoholic mother and her overachieving but love-starved daughter, chronicling their lives in Thornton, the small Louisiana town in which Vivi and her friends, the wise and wacky Ya-Yas, rule the social order.
Characterized by its jacket blurbs as "a big, blowzy romp through Hoping to capitalize on its success, in September HarperPerennial released a new edition of the "prequel," Wells's short story collection Little Altars Everywhere. As she welcomed fans of Divine Secrets "back" to the first incarnation of Thornton, Wells simultaneously acknowledged her fantastic commercial achievements and denied their importance. The bulk of the introduction rhapsodizes on the "intimacy that exists between us, writer and reader" vii , which Wells credits with her success.
It is only when "you, the reader, encounter the words on the page," she explains, that "the alphabet has meaning.
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.