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Little Altars Everywhere The companion to the beloved bestseller Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, here is the funny, heartbreaking, and powerfully insightful tale that first introduced Siddalee, Vivi, their spirited Walker clan, and the indomitable Ya-Yas. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood When Vivi and Siddalee Walker, an unforgettable mother-daughter team, gLittle Altars EverywhereThe companion to the beloved bestseller Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, here is the funny, heartbreaking, and powerfully insightful tale that first introduced Siddalee, Vivi, their spirited Walker clan, and the indomitable Ya-Yas.Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodWhen 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 Ya-Yas, sashay in and conspire to bring everyone back together. In 1932, Vivi and the Ya-Yas were disqualified from a Shirley Temple Look-Alike Contest for unladylike behavior. Sixty years later, they're 'bucking 70' and still making waves. With passion and a rare gift for language, Rebecca Wells moves from present to past, unraveling Vivi's life, her enduring friendships with the Ya-Yas, and the reverberations on Siddalee. The collective power of the Ya-Yas, each of them totally individual and authentic, permeates this story of a tribe of Louisiana wild women who are impossible to tame. ...

Title : Little Altars Everywhere & Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
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ISBN : 9780641810886
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 579 Pages
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Little Altars Everywhere & Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood Reviews

  • Sheila Mandra
    2019-03-08 06:52

    i adored this book. at some points i wanted to laugh so hard, till i cried other times i wanted to cry till i laughed! i just adore this series

  • Jen
    2019-03-16 11:47

    If Wells set out to create a truly dislikable character, then she succeeded in Viviane Walker. In universe, Vivi is supposed to be charming and funny, despite her many faults. But it’s hard to see how or why. Unable to bear not being the centre of attention, she has no qualms about being as obnoxious as possible to make sure she and her troop of equally spoilt, privileged friends are always in the spotlight. Now in her twilight years, Vivi is a sad, self-pitying nobody, racked with jealousy over her daughter's success. A decidedly average woman who dreamed big and thought she was the bee's knees, but in truth never had the aptitude or self-discipline to make anything of herself. This in itself might be relatable, or even endearing, were it not for the awful abuse that Vivi inflicts on almost anyone who isn't a Ya-Ya. Vivi takes her problems out on everybody around her, most notably her children and herself. The cruelty starts early with the stupid name she gives her eldest daughter, Siddalee.Whilst Siddalee shows signs of an actual personality in ‘Little Altars,’ she grows out of this by ‘Divine Secrets’, in which she somehow manages to be both terminally dull and completely neurotic. I completely failed to see why perfect, thoughtful, sexy Connor (whom everybody just adores. Yawn.) is even remotely interested in her. Connor, if you’re even half as wonderful as the author makes out, move on. You can find someone much better than wet blanket Sidda, and you won’t be saddled with a crazy, ‘diva’ mother-in-law either.After reading ‘Little Altars,’ I have no idea why adult Sidda would want any sort of relationship with her abusive, alcoholic mother in ‘Divine Secrets’. Or why the other Ya-Ya’s continually gloss over Vivi’s abuse. Perhaps they didn’t know the worst of it, but they certainly knew something wasn’t right. Teensy pays for Sidda’s therapy, and Caro even goes so far as to tell Sidda that at least her mother ‘f*cked her up with style’. Yes, I’m sure the belt Vivi used to whip her children bloody was just the height of fashion, and sexual abuse is always de rigueur. This book paints the bond shared by the Ya-Ya’s as the pinnacle of female friendship, but let's be honest here. Real friends are the people who love you enough to call you on your crap, and tell you to get help. In contrast, the Ya-Ya's are a sisterhood of enablers who have stifled each other from girlhood to dotage. There is nothing divine about these ladies.

  • Q
    2019-03-08 07:08

    I read the Divine Secrets book first, which I liked. This book, however, was not as enjoyable. It seemed much sadder and more traumatic, and the characters were not likeable despite their struggles. I was mad and irritated and disgusted with some of them, and they did not earn my sympathy. Not that every character has to earn our sympathy, but I just didn't enjoy learning about their horrible pasts, there was little redemptive value. I really preferred the first book much more.

  • TexasMargarita
    2019-02-27 11:06

    I learned that it's great to have friends, and to be Southern, and that everyone probably has mother issues to overcome

  • Rini Amier
    2019-03-10 04:46

    Now I'm on chapter 3, and its melted my heart already :-D

  • Beach026
    2019-03-17 08:56

    These books have a way of carrying you away to another time that some would wrongly describe as simpler yet it makes you want to live in that era with this group of best friends that are all completely different yet all the same due to their unwavering loyalty and love for each other. Little Altars was a better read for me but you'll definitely want to read Divine first DO NOT WATCH THE MOVIE.

  • Kathleen O'neill
    2019-02-22 05:07

    Began reading while in New Orleans with Caitline (for her converence)Completed in the Cabin - Peggy O'Brien

  • Dawn
    2019-03-07 06:43

    Loved the movie and just loved the book even more...everything came together perfectly and not once was I confused, I was immediately drawn in from the very first page...sad, fun, heartwarming and soo much more...definitely a recommended read...

  • Janice Smith
    2019-03-10 09:44

    Loved these books. I remember reading Divine Secrets right after the twins were born, and relating all too well to the part when Vivianne looses it and gets in her car and just drives. I can't tell you how many times I've had that thought - to just get in my car and drive for a few hours, then check into some motel by myself and just SLEEP for 2 or 3 days. I would never really do it (I don't think?) but it was fascinating for me to read about a mother who did and the consequences that followed.

  • Rebecca
    2019-03-22 04:53

    Poignant, funny, heartbreaking, and entertaining. Just the ticket when questioning one's sanity; even if something sounds uncomfortably familiar, overall it will confirm (and induce gratitude for) your own normalcy.

  • Valerie
    2019-03-05 07:45

    I am re-reading this book for the second time because I want to read YA-Ya's in bloom but was havin trouble remembering the specifics of the first two. I like it still but I reading them all in a row, I think I like Little Alters bst.

  • Vivi
    2019-03-15 05:03

    If memory serves me right, I think I liked this book better than the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Or if memory fails me, then, it might be the other way around. Maybe I'll read it again someday. For now, "think pretty pink and blue thoughts." *I swear this is so for-Nicole a book. ;)

  • Traci
    2019-03-10 12:02

    Her writing is so powerful. I read this so long ago but I still have it along w/ the Ya Ya book. I remember being turned on to reading after reading these 2 books. They swept me up and I remember being so completely engrossed when I read them. I love the many voices you hear in this book!

  • AG Roberson
    2019-02-25 04:39

    Rebecca Wells is a brilliant author who has the talent to put you in the first person point of view with all the different characters from The Divine Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood book. I did enjoy it. It was written very well.....in some spots too well.

  • Erin
    2019-03-17 08:49

    While I loved Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, I wasn't a fan of "Little Alters" at all. It was heartbreaking family story, but I feel like I've just heard it all before. Maybe if I read it first before Ya Ya, I would have thought differently.

  • Haley
    2019-02-20 13:04

    I read theDivine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood first & loved it. Little Altars Everywhere ruined it for me.

  • Robin
    2019-03-19 08:53

    The second book!

  • Darci Jordan
    2019-03-13 05:48

    Love this series.

  • Lynsey
    2019-03-01 08:59

    This is a great book, especially looking at parent/adult child relationships.

  • Shannon
    2019-03-09 11:47

    Clarifies some of the unanswered questions about Sidda's childhood influences. A great read on its own, but it's even better when read with the "Divine Secrets" book.

  • Ana
    2019-03-17 04:58

    I don't believe that there are 54 books in this section

  • Becca
    2019-02-28 12:55

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com!http://www.BookCrossing.com/journal/12289688

  • Breen
    2019-02-21 04:50

    Read in college - did not like as much at the 1st book.

  • Doris Hernandez
    2019-03-02 13:02

    Great author.

  • Christine Champagne
    2019-03-03 09:50

    I couldn't wait to read this one after finishing the first book. It was just as good!

  • Loren
    2019-03-15 10:44

    must read along with divine secrets and Ya Yas in Bloom. Ya-Yas in bloom is about their childhood. Again, I have all three on my bookshelf at home, and they're real treasures.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-24 10:49

    Loved this book!

  • Sheri
    2019-03-20 07:51

    I read this book after reading the Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood in 2001. I didn't like it as much as the Ya Yas. But saw the movie of the Ya Ya sisterhood after reading both.

  • Diane Leonard
    2019-03-13 06:48

    I never seem to like the second book as well as the first but this is a great read.

  • Lauren Hamilton
    2019-02-27 06:40

    Not nearly as good as Divine Secrets