Ya-Yas in Bloom LP (Large Print / Paperback, Large Print)

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Description


An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells' award-winning bestseller Little Altars Everywhere and number one New York Times bestseller Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Ya-Yas in Bloom reveals the roots of the Ya-Yas' friendship in the 1930s and roars with all the raw power of Vivi Abbott Walker's 1962 T-Bird through sixty years of marriage, children, 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 leads Vivi, Teensy, Caro, and Necie to become true sister-friends. Ya-Yas in Bloom shows 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 Cajun sass shine through at a time when the dynamic web of sisterhood is the only safety net strong enough to hold families together and endure.

About the Author


Writer, actor, and playwright Rebecca Wells is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Ya-Yas in Bloom, Little Altars Everywhere, and Divine 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.

Praise For…


“A sharp ear for dialogue and one of the finest gifts for verbal insult this side of Dorothy Parker.”
-Wilmington Star News (NC)

“The charm here is in the details, the dialogue, and Wells’ canny observations about life in Thorton, Louisiana.”
-Seattle Times

“Entertaining...Wells still charms.”
-Publishers Weekly

“Hilarious…Had me laughing out loud…Brims with the Ya-Yas’ hallmark irreverence.”
-Rocky Mountain News

“Every bit as joyful as the original…Uplifting, uproarious, saucy, and smart…lives up to the highest expectations”
-Booklist

“Irrepressible…Touching…A pleasure to read.”
-The Oregonian (Portland)

“Irrepressible…Touching…A pleasure to read.”
-The Oregonian (Portland)

“A must-read…Rollicking anecdotes.”
-Detroit Free Press

“Readers in touch with their inner Ya-Yas will feel right at home in Thornton.”
-New Orleans Times-Picayune

“Hilarious…Had me laughing out loud…Brims with the Ya-Yas’ hallmark irreverence.”
-Rocky Mountain News

“Unforgettable characters.”
-Southern Living

“Reveals the roots of the friendship of the Ya-Ya sisterhood.”
-USA Today

“Charming…Sparks of humor and sass.”
-Austin American-Statesman

“Wells is a marvelous writer.”
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Having friends like the Ya-Yas is something every woman wants and the lucky ones get.”
-The Sentinel

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060759445
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
Publication Date: March 29th, 2005
Pages: 464