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Wells, Rebecca 1952-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 539 publications in 17 languages and 20,304 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Chick lit  Novels  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Domestic fiction, American  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3573.E4937, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rebecca Wells
 
Most widely held works by Rebecca Wells
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood : a novel by Rebecca Wells( Book )

133 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 17 languages and held by 5,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antics of a group of women in a small town where they were expected to raise babies, not Cain. The story is recounted by a mother to a daughter, the daughter thinking she is so much better because she got out of that town and is now a theater producer. The moral: mothers too were once rebels
Ya-Yas in bloom : a novel by Rebecca Wells( Book )

49 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
Little altars everywhere by Rebecca Wells( Book )

81 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in alternating voices of Vivi and her husband, Big Shep, along with Sidda, her siblings Little Shep, Lulu, Baylor, and Cheney and Willetta--the black couple who impact the Walkers' lives in ways they never fully comprehend--Little Altars embraces nearly thirty years of life on the plantation in Thorton, Louisiana, where the cloying air of the bayou and a web of family secrets at once shelter, trap and define an utterly original community of souls. Who can resist such cadences of Sidda Walker and her flamboyant, secretive mother, ViVi? Here the young Sidda -- a precocious reader and an eloquent observer of the fault lines that divide her family -- leads us on a mischievous adventures at Our Lady of Divine Compassion parochial school and beyond. A Catholic girl of pristine manners, devotion, and provocative ideas, Sidda is the very essence of childhood sorrow and joy and sorrow. In a series of Luminous reminiscences, we also hear Little Shep's stories of his eccentric grandmother, Lulu's matter-of-fact account of her shoplifting skills, and Baylor's memories of Vivi and her friends, the Ya-Yas. Beneath the humor and tight-knit bonds of family and friendship lie the undercurrents of alcoholism, abuse, and violence. The overlapping recollections of how the Walkers' charming life uncoils to convey their heart-breaking confusion are oat once unsettling and familiar. Wells creates an unforgettable portrait of the eccentric cast of characters and exposes their poignant and funny attempts to keep reality at arm's length. Through our laughter we feel their inevitable pain, with a glimmer of hope for forgiveness and healing. An arresting combination of colloquialism, poetry, and grace Little Altars Everywhere is an insightful, piercing and unflinching evocation of childhood, a loving tribute to the transformative power of faith, and thoroughly fresh chronicle of a family that is as haunted as it is blessed
The crowning glory of Calla Lily Ponder : a novel by Rebecca Wells( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Swedish and held by 2,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small river town of La Luna, Louisiana, Calla Lily Ponder enjoys a blissful childhood at her mother's side, learns the art of healing through the humble womanly art of "fixing hair," and encounters first love with a boy named Tuck. When Tuck leaves her, Calla transforms her sorrow into inspiration and heads for the wild and colorful city of New Orleans--where she realizes the full power of her "healing hands" and Tuck presents her with an offer that is colored by the memories of lost love
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells( Recording )

54 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 mother, Vivi, a "tap-dancing child abuser." Vivi virtually disowns Sidda, but the Ya-Yas sashay in and conspire to bring everybody back together
Ya-Yas in bloom : [a novel] by Rebecca Wells( Recording )

31 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The crowning glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells( Recording )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the small river town of La Luna, Calla enjoys a blissful childhood. Her mother, a woman of rapture and love, teaches Calla the art of healing through the humble womanly art of "fixing hair." Calla further learns that this same touch of hands on the human body can quiet her own soul. It is also on the banks of the La Luna River that Calla encounters first love, with a boy named Tuck
Little altars everywhere by Rebecca Wells( Recording )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel embraces nearly thirty years of life on the Walker plantation in Thornton, Louisiana, where the cloying air of the bayou and a web of family secrets at once shelters, traps, and defines an utterly original community of souls
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Andrew Marcus( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wanneer de relatie van een toneelschrijfster met haar moeder verbroken wordt, besluiten De Ya-Ya's, de vriendinnenclub van moeder, om in te grijpen
Homoeopathy : principles, sources of remedies, modalities, mental symptoms, emotional symptoms, physical symptoms, raw materials, dosages by Rebecca Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ya-Yas in bloom : [a novel] by Rebecca Wells( )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Little altars everywhere & Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya sisterhood by Rebecca Wells( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in Undetermined and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homoeopathy by Rebecca Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ya-Yas in bloom (sound recording) by Rebecca Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Altars Everywhere--Rebecca Wells by Rebecca Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Walker clan, Vivi and Big Shep; their children Sidda, Little Shep, Lulu, and Baylor; Vivi's long-time girlfriends the Ya-Yas; and neighbors Cheney and Willetta, live out their lives in flamboyant and secretive style in the bayou of Thorton, Louisiana
L'indomabile tribù delle Ya-Ya Sisters by Rebecca Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood ; Little altars everywhere by Rebecca Wells( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neal's yard remedies homoeopathy by Rebecca Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old home by Rebecca Wells( Book )

4 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood : Novel, A by Rebecca Wells( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 bleak 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. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood may call to mind Prince of Tides in its unearthing of family darkness; in its unforgettable heroines and irrepressible humor and female loyalty, it echoes Fannie Flagg's Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe
 
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Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood : a novel
Alternative Names
Rebecca Wells actrice, auteur de pièces de théâtre, de nouvelles

Rebecca Wells Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Rebecca Wells escritora estadounidense

Rebecca Wells scrittrice e attrice statunitense

Rebecca Wells Talasulat a Americana

Rebecca Wellsová

Wellsová, Rebecca 1952-

Ребекка Уэллс

וואלעס, רבקה

וועלס, רבקה

ربکا ولز

ウェルズ, レベッカ

Languages
English (367)

Spanish (11)

German (10)

Swedish (10)

French (9)

Finnish (7)

Polish (5)

Dutch (5)

Italian (4)

Danish (3)

Hebrew (2)

Japanese (1)

Croatian (1)

Russian (1)

Korean (1)

Thai (1)

Czech (1)

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Ya-Yas in bloom : a novelLittle altars everywhereThe crowning glory of Calla Lily Ponder : a novelDivine secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodYa-Yas in bloom : [a novel]The crowning glory of Calla Lily PonderLittle altars everywhereDivine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood