“Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” is a novel about white upper middle-class life in Louisiana starting sometime during The Great Depression. It was written by Rebecca Wells. It was first published in 1996.
“Do you remember how horrified you were as a little girl when you found the word “vivisection” in the dictionary. Came running to me in tears, remember? Well, I’m not a Goddamn frog, Sidda. You can’t figure me out. I can’t figure me out. It’s life, Sidda. You don’t figure it out. You just climb on the beast and ride. “