The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
A NovelLarge Print - 2009
Calla Lily Ponder bursts into life--guided by Moon Lady, a protective feminine force--where she thrives in her small Louisiana town until the end of her first love pushes her to Cresent City, where she discovers she has the power of "healing hands" to change lives and end pain, including her own. From the best-selling author of Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. 250,000 first printing.
“Rebecca Wells has done it again….A new book full of Southern charm and unique characters…impossible to put down.”
“Wells weaves that magic spell again.”
—New Orleans Times-Picayune
For Ya-Ya fans everywhere, New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Wells returns with The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder. The creator of the literary sensations Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Little Altars Everywhere, and Ya-Yas in Bloom delivers an unforgettable new stand-alone novel about the pull of first love, the power of home, and everyday magic. No matter if you already adore the Ya-Yas or haven’t yet entered the miraculous world of Rebecca Wells, you are going to love—and never forget—Calla Lily Ponder.
Blackwell North Amer
The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder is the sweet, sexy, funny journey of Calla Lily's life set in Wells' expanding fictional Louisiana landscape. In the small river town of La Luna, Calla bursts into being, a force of nature as luminous as the flower she is named for. Under the loving light of the Moon Lady; the feminine force that will guide and protect her throughout her life, Calla enjoys a blissful childhood - until it is cut short. Her mother, M'Dear, a woman of rapture and love, teaches Calla compassion, and passes on to her the art of healing through the humble womanly art of "fixing hair." At her mother's side, 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 sweet, succulent first love, with a boy named Tuck.
But when Tuck leaves Calla with a broken heart, she transforms hurt into inspiration and heads for the wild and colorful city of New Orleans to study at L'Academie de Beaute de Crescent. In that extravagant big river city, she finds her destiny - and comes to understand fully the power of her "healing hands" to change lives and soothe pain, including her own. When Tuck reappears years later, he presents her with an offer that is colored by the memories of lost love. But who knows how Calla Lily, a "daughter of the Moon Lady," will respond?
A tale of family and friendship, tragedy and triumph, loss and love, The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder features the warmth, humor, soul, and wonder that have made Wells one of today's most cherished writers, and gives us an unforgettable new heroine to treasure.
Calla Lily Ponder bursts into life--guided by Moon Lady, a protective feminine force--where she thrives in her small Louisiana town until the end of her first love pushes her to Cresent City, where she discovers she has the power of "healing hands" to change lives and end pain.