Ya-Yas In Bloom: A Novel by Rebecca Wells

Ya-Yas In Bloom: A Novel

byRebecca Wells

Paperback | April 11, 2006

not yet rated|write a review

Pricing and Purchase Info

$16.97 online 
$16.99
Earn 85 plum® points
HURRY, ONLY 1 LEFT!

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

Rebecca Wells's wonderful third book in her Ya-Ya trilogy, which includes Little Altars Everywhere and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, is sure to provide reading that makes you laugh and cry, a book that will break your heart and mend it again.

Ya-Yas in Bloom reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship in the 1930s, following Vivi, Teensy, Caro and Necie through sixty years of marriage, child-raising, and hair-raising family secrets.

When four-year-old Teensy Whitman prisses one time too many and stuffs a big old pecan up her nose, she sets off the chain of events that lead Vivi, Teensy, Caro, and Necie to become true sister-friends. Using as narration the alternating voices of Vivi and the Petite Ya-Yas, Siddalee and Baylor Walker, as well as other denizens of Thornton, Louisiana, Wells show us the Ya-Yas in love and at war with convention. Through crises of faith and hilarious lapses of parenting skills, brushes with alcoholism and glimpses of the dark reality of racial bigotry, the Ya-Ya values of unconditional loyalty, high style, and Louisiana sass shine through.

But in the Ya-Yas' inimitable way, these four remarkable women also teach their children about the Mysteries: the wonder of snow in the deep South, the possibility that humans are made of stars, and the belief that miracles do happen. And they need a miracle when old grudges and wounded psyches lead to a heartbreaking crime...and the dynamic web of sisterhood is the only safety net strong enough to hold families together and endure.

After two bestsellers and a blockbuster movie, the Ya-Yas have become part of American culture -- icons for the power of women's friendship. Ya-Yas in Bloom continues the saga, giving us more Ya-Ya lore, spun out in the rich patois of the Louisiana bayou country and brim full of the Ya-Ya message to embrace life and each other with joy.

About The Author

Writer, actor, and playwright Rebecca Wells is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersYa-Yas in Bloom,Little Altars Everywhere, andDivine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, which was made into a feature film. A native of Louisiana, she now lives on an island in the Pacific Northwest.
The Crowning Glory Of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel
The Crowning Glory Of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel

by Rebecca Wells

$18.50

In stock online

Not available in stores

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood CD: A Novel
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood CD: A Novel

by Rebecca Wells

$27.00

Ships within 1-2 weeks

Not available in stores

Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel
Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood: A Novel

by Rebecca Wells

$16.85$17.50

In stock online

Available in stores

Shop this author

Details & Specs

Title:Ya-Yas In Bloom: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2006Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060953659

ISBN - 13:9780060953652

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Ya-Yas In Bloom: A Novel

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

“Entertaining...Wells still charms.”