When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, get into a savage fight over a New York Times article that refers to Vivi as a "tap-dancing child abuser", the fallout is felt from Louisiana to New York to Seattle. Siddalee, a successful theater director with a huge hit on her hands, panics and postpones her upcoming wedding to her lover and friend, Connor McGill. Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong girlfriends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together.
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"One heck of a rollicking good read....You'll laugh. You'll cry. But you'll mostly want to laugh and offer Wells a hearty merci." (Columbus Dispatch)
Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.
Judith Ivey brings to life the wonderful southern charm of Vivienne and her relationship with her oldest child.
This was a wonderful book! It made me realize a lot about my relationships with people. Namely my mother. You never know what shapes a persons life and makes them into the person they are.
This book is so rich in the wisdom of human relationships, their messiness, their triumphs, their incomprehensibility. Rebecca Wells has opened me at 46 to understandings for which I am so grateful. Her storytelling is masterful, her imagery fresh and immediate. The characters are complex and imperfect, rich and real, free from judgement. Given by the the storyteller the blessing of being in all of their human frailty and glory. I leave this lovely book with a redemption of the relationships in my own life - especially my relationship with my mother - with a new curiosity and with a freedom from the disappointment and anger which have riddled that relationship for years. Love, understanding, forgiveness and a willingness to be patient and vulnerable reveal themselves to me through this delightful, sad and triumphant story as the magic elixirs of life! Thank you Rebecca Wells!
Judith Ivey's narration/ dramatization is brilliant! I am from the south and delighted in her accents and the authenticity of her storytelling - right down to the acknowledgements where she says "and for my brother - Tom Wells - whom I love" in such a way that it gave me goosebumps all over. She is absolutely fabulous!
This audiobook had me laughing, crying, nodding my head and shuddering as the narrator told the story of a mother/daughter relationship and the stories behind it. It made me realize that we all have a story--that few people know. We all deserve to be loved for who we are, not who others think we should be. I will be more open and loving to the women in my family, as well as in my little world. I loved this book and will listen to it again when I've had time to live a bit first. Then I'll come back to the Ya-ya's for their wisdom! Judith Ivey does an amazing job giving each character their own voice and they are each exactly what I would have heard in my head if I had been reading it myself.
Yes! I would listen to it again right now and I just finished it!
Little Alters Everywhere. Now little Alters was written first but I suggest reading Ya Ya's first. It makes you fall in love with Vivi before you hate her for how she treated the kids. It helps you to understand why she was the way she was.
Oh every one. She did such an impeccible job. Hearing that creole accent in teensy and the boyish twang of Baylor. She makes the book that much better. LOVE HER
Well the movie has already been done and it wasn't done the way I would have done it!
I suggest this book to anyone and everyone with a soft spot for southern living. This book is incredible . as is little alters. you must get them both
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