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Attention fans of The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood! Here's a lively multigenerational tale of a family of charming, unforgettable Southern women, a story of love and laughter, pain and redemption that you are sure to treasure.

Meet the cast: Though she was born in Tennessee, Miss Gussie is no country fool. A woman who can handle any situation, she has her hands full with two headstrong daughters who happen to be complete opposites: dour Dorothy and sweet Clancy Jane. Hoping money will heal childhood wounds, Dorothy marries the owner of a five-and-dime, while Clancy Jane gets into a mess of trouble, running off with a randy tomcat who pumps gas at the Esso stand. And then there are Gussie's granddaughters, the smart but plain Violet and fancy-talking Bitsy, a new generation whose lives will reflect a nation's tumultuous times. From Tennessee to New Orleans, from psychedelic San Francisco to a remote Southwestern desert ranch, this funny, poignant novel spans more than four decades as it vividly recounts the universal loves, sorrows, and joys of women's lives.

©1990 Michael Lee West; (P)2000 HarperCollins Publishers Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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  • Maureen
  • Plymouth, MA, USA
  • 08-22-06

Not Like YA YA

I did not find this book to be at all in the spirit of YA YA Sisterhood. There were few likeable characters, the story flowed along over the years without building the relationships. The narrator's voice was often whiny and annoying. I wouldn't recommend.

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