Rebecca Wells

Rebecca Wells is an American author, actor, and playwright best known for her novel 'Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood,' which was adapted into a popular film. Her works often feature complex female characters and explore themes of friendship, family, and Southern culture. Wells has received critical acclaim and has a dedicated readership.


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  1. 1. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

    The book is a heartwarming tale of friendship and mother-daughter relationships set in Louisiana. The narrative centers around a successful playwright who, after a revealing interview about her mother, is sent a scrapbook of her mother's lifelong friendship with three women, known as the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. As she delves into the scrapbook, she discovers the depth and complexity of her mother's past, leading to a journey of understanding and reconciliation. The story explores themes of love, friendship, and the intricate relationships between mothers and daughters.

  2. 2. Little Altars Everywhere

    This novel presents a poignant and humorous tapestry of a dysfunctional Southern family through a series of vignettes told from multiple perspectives. The narrative unfolds the complex dynamics of the family, exploring themes of alcoholism, abuse, and the search for love and acceptance. As each character reveals their innermost thoughts and secrets, the story delves into the impact of their shared history on their individual lives, painting a rich and emotional portrait of a family struggling to find healing and redemption amidst their personal and collective challenges.