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Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (Audio Cassette) (Unabridged)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood - Audio Cassette - Unabridged Author:Rebecca Wells When Siddalee Walker, oldest daughter of Vivi Abbott Walker, Ya-Ya extraordinaire, is interviewed in the New York Times about a hit play she's directed, her mother gets described as a "tap-dancing child abuser." Enraged, Vivi disowns Sidda. Devastated, Sidda begs forgiveness, and postpones her upcoming wedding. All looks ble... more »ak until the Ya-Yas step in and convince Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos, called "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." As Sidda struggles to analyze her mother, she comes face to face with the tangled beauty of imperfect love, and the fact that forgiveness, more than understanding, is often what the heart longs for.« less
This unabridged audio book is a delight and Judith Ivey is phenomenal as she voices all the characters in this book. She gives each character a very distinctive voice so that when you hear the voice, even if the character isn't identified right away, you know who is speaking. Even though I've read this book several times, I have to say that listening to it was the best.
When theatre director Siddalee Walker inadvertently reveals some of the less savory facts of her Louisiana childhood to the New York Times, the article brands her monther, Vivi, a "tap-dancing child abuser." Vivi virtually disowns Sidda, but Vivi's intrepid gang of lifelong friends, the Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together. The Ya-Yas persuade Vivi to send Sidda a scrapbook of their girlhood mementos entitled "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." The story is told in a series of flashbacks from Sidda's current crisis to Vivi's youth and early motherhood. This book has been called vibrant and irresistible.