1996 "First Edition" stated; SIGNED by Rebecca Wells on title page (see pic); HarperCollins publishers, New York; hardbound in blue-grey and black boards with gilt lettering on cover and along spine; very good condition of book with unmarked pages, appears unread; dust jacket very good.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a 1996 novel written by Rebecca Wells. It follows the novel Little Altars Everywhere. In 2005, Wells wrote Ya-Yas in Bloom and then The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood tells the story of the downward spiraling mother-daughter relationship of Vivian Walker and Siddalee Walker.
When Vivi, Teensy, Necie, and Caro were younger, they created the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. The Ya-Yas caused shenanigans and chaos everywhere, but also had a sisterly bond that could fix anything. Now, at 70 years old, the Ya-Yas are determined to fix the struggling relationship between mother and daughter.
Siddalee "Sidda" Walker, a play director, has never had a smooth relationship with her mother, Vivi; but when a New York Times reporter twists Siddalee's words around in an article about her recent play, Vivi and Sidda's mother-daughter relationship goes spiraling down.
Not only is Sidda having trouble with her mother, but she is also having trouble with her fiancé, Conner. Once the Ya-Yas hear of this, they give Sidda a sedative and sneak her away to their cabin, with the Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood scrapbook. The entire time, Vivi is unaware, and the only way Sidda can go back to her fiancee is to "knock the chip off her shoulder" and read the scrapbook to better understand her mother.