Ya-Yas in Bloom: A Novel

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9780060761639: Ya-Yas in Bloom: A Novel

An emotionally charged addition to Rebecca Wells' award-winning bestseller Little Altars Everywhere and #1 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 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 lead 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.

Performed by Judith Ivey

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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.

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Judith Ivey is back with more divine history of the Ya-Yas, including how they met in the first place. (Teensy stuffing a pecan into her nose, greatly impressing her peers, is one origin story.) The episodes here include childhood moments of the Petite Ya-Yas and even the Très Petites (the grandchildren). A favorite: Vivi's son Baylor at age 5 or so appears on a kids' TV program and insists upon singing a song he has composed, all the while desperately needing to take a dump. Ivey exhibits her usual genius for accents and personalities. This book may be just as much fun on the page as in her narration, but I don't see how. B.G. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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