Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (thing)
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Sun Oct 22 2000 at 1:36:51
pages. Adult fiction.
Well, it is fluff.
, along the lines of
. If you know, going in, that it's a slightly silly, slightly sappy piece of fiction, and you're all right with that, you're in for a good read.
The book is mostly about women and their mothers. Not a new subject, but the book isn't predictable, either. But
isn't nearly as important as
who you get
to meet. The book is filled with
women who jump and yell
things. The setup is a little contrived - a daughter goes through her mother's scrapbook, hence a million cheesey flashbacks - but it's a good scrapbook, documenting the full lives of wild, loud, fun, fully-alive Southern ladies. They marinate on the beach. They sip the tea you'd expect them to sip. They cuss and laugh and have babies and leave their husbands and fall out and
and make each other mad. A lot happens.
I'm not a sucker for chick books. But this one did enough things right so that, at the end, I was crying a little, and I knew enough to grab a pen and scrawl a message to my best friend
inside the front cover
, and I put it in the mail to her the next day. It's not great literature. But it has some excellent truths in it. And it
better than Cats.
I like it!
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