Ya-Yas in Bloom

Ya-Yas in Bloom

A Novel

Book - 2005
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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, child-raising, and hair-raising family secrets.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 258 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780060953652
0060953659
9780060195342
0060195347
Branch Call Number: Well

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kelliet
Jul 18, 2010

Another one of her books that show so much insight into the families and the secrets they hide from the world. I love the woman's writing and the fact that by the time I've finished the first few chapters it feels as though the characters are real.

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AdrienneC
May 06, 2005

The third book in the Ya-Ya series is a winner! With a transgenerational short-story approach, YA-YAs IN BLOOM begins with the stories of how Vivi, Teensy, Necie and Carolyn first met (age 4 or thereabouts), with further insight into their individual family dynamics. The stories follow the Ya-Yas into marriage and motherhood -- the Petites Ya-Yas generation -- and beyond to grandparenthood -- the Tres Petites Ya-Yas. As in LITTLE ALTARS EVERYWHERE, the second Ya-Ya book, each story serves to enrich author Rebecca Wells'' unforgettable characters beyond DIVINE SECRETS OF THE YA-YA SISTERHOOD. Unlike LITTLE ALTARS EVERYWHERE, though, the stories are generally positive in nature, giving insight into the characters and their backgrounds and motivations rather than digging dirt and airing dirty laundry. Highly recommended... but you''ll definitely want to read DIVINE SECRETS and probably LITTLE ALTARS too before tackling IN BLOOM.

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