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Little Altars Everywhere, Wells, Rebecca

Author Name    Wells, Rebecca

Title   Little Altars Everywhere

Binding   PAPERBACK

Book Condition   Very Good

Publisher    Harper Paperbacks 1996

ISBN Number    0060976845 / 9780060976842

Seller ID   SKU1002784

0060976845 HarperCollins / HarperPerennial, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1996. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good, light wear at corners, light spot on fore-edge. No Jacket. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. Winner of the Western States Book Award for Fiction. 224 pages. SIGNED on title-page by Rebecca Wells. Condition note: has a "autographed" label on front cover. Signed by Author.

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""We are swinging high flying way up, higher than in real life.And when I look down, I see all the ordinary stuff -- our brick house, the porch the tool shed, the oil drum barbecue pit, the clothesline, the chinaberry tree. But they are all lit up from inside so their everyday selves have holy sparks in them, and if only people could see those sparks, they'd go and kneel in front of them and pray and just feel good. Somehow the whole world looks like little altars everywhere.""

"Little Altars Everywhere" is a national best-seller, a companion to Rebecca Wells's celebrated novel "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. Originally published in 1992, "Little Altars introduces Sidda, Vivi, the rest of the spirited walker clan, and the indomitable Ya-Yas. It is now available for the first time in hardcover.

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 andsorrow.

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.

Price = 6.50 USD


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