Book Club Kit: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodDivine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
by Rebecca Wells
First Published: 1996
6 Copies & Reading Guide

When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she’s directed, her mother gets described as a “tap-dancing child abuser.” Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks bleak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.

Reading Guide:
LitLovers – Includes Author Information, Reviews, and Discussion Questions
Wuthering Bites – Includes Reader Reviews, Discussion Questions, and Recipes

Reviews and Articles:
January Magazine – “Little Ya-Yas Everywhere” by Monica Stark
Seattle Weekly – “The Divine Ascension of Rebecca Wells” by Bruce Barcott
Goodreads – Find out what Goodreads community thought of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Rebecca Wells’ Official Website:

Read the book and now want to see the movie? Check the catalog to see if it’s available at your library!

Want to read more from Rebecca Wells? Check out these titles:
Little Altars Everywhere –  Wells’ 1st novel about Siddalee and Vivi.
Ya-Yas in Bloom – The third book of Ya-Ya.
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

Read everything by Wells? You might like:
Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns


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