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Rebecca Wells

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Rebecca Wells was born and raised in Alexandria, Louisiana. “I grew up,” she says, “in the fertile world of story-telling, filled with flamboyance, flirting, futility, and fear.” Surrounded by Louisiana raconteurs, a large extended family, and Our Lady of Prompt Succor’s Parish, Rebecca’s imagination was stimulated at every turn. Early on, she fell in love with thinking up and acting in plays for her siblings—the beginnings of her career as an actress and writer for the stage. She recalls her early influences as being the land around her, harvest times, craw-fishing in the bayou, practicing piano after school, dancing with her mother and brothers and sister, and the close relationship to her black “mother” who cleaned for the Wells househol ...more

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

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I'm creating a new solo work for the theater based on my novel Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. It will be staged for the first time at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock, Arkansas on the weekend of Feb. 19-21, and I would be delighted to have you join us.
I'll be performing from the book and sharing personal stories about the in... Read more of this blog post »
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"I love the moon, and I always have. I have this horrible habit of staying up, almost all night I love going outside and looking at the different phases of the moon and watching her grow—and I know I'm not the only person who does that. And I know that I am not the only woman who does this. " ...More

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“It’s life. You don’t figure it out. You just climb up on the beast and ride.”
Rebecca Wells, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
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“I try to believe," she said, "that God doesn't give you more than one little piece of the story at once. You know, the story of your life. Otherwise your heart would crack wider than you could handle. He only cracks it enough so you can still walk, like someone wearing a cast. But you've still got a crack running up your side, big enough for a sapling to grow out of. Only no one sees it. Nobody sees it. Everybody thinks you're one whole piece, and so they treat you maybe not so gentle as they could see that crack.”
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“Friends are supposed to act like harbor boats—let you know if you’re off course. But it ain’t always possible…”
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message 1: by Beth

Beth Hi Rebecca,
Thanks for befriending this fellow Goodreads author! I loved your first Ya Ya book and hope to catch up on the others soon.
- Beth

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