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The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

(2009)
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Known for her beloved Ya-Ya books (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Little Altars Everywhere, and Ya-Yas in Bloom), Rebecca Wells has helped women name, claim, and celebrate their shared sisterhood for over a decade. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood held the top of the New York Times bestseller list for sixty-eight weeks, became a knockout feature film, sold more than 5 million copies, and inspired the creation of Ya-Ya clubs worldwide.

Now Wells debuts an entirely new cast of characters in this shining stand-alone novel about the pull of first love, the power of life, and the human heart's vast capacity for healing.

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder is the sweet, sexy, funny journey of Calla Lily's life set in Wells's 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'AcadÉmie de BeautÉ 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 Cally 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.

Genre: General Fiction

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April 2010 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Crowning Glory Of Calla Lily Ponder (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Rebecca Wells
ISBN: 0-606-14086-7 / 978-0-606-14086-7 (USA edition)
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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel
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2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder Large Print Hardcover
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June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
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ISBN: 0-00-731903-7 / 978-0-00-731903-9 (UK edition)
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May 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel
Author(s): Rebecca Wells
ISBN: 0-06-093062-4 / 978-0-06-093062-2 (USA edition)
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July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
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ISBN: 0-06-183309-6 / 978-0-06-183309-0 (USA edition)
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July 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-06-184144-7 / 978-0-06-184144-6 (USA edition)
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder
Author(s): Rebecca Wells
ISBN: 0-00-732189-9 / 978-0-00-732189-6 (UK edition)
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July 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder CD
Author(s): Rebecca Wells
ISBN: 0-06-180376-6 / 978-0-06-180376-5 (USA edition)
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January 1975 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Unti Non Ya-ya Fiction
Author(s): Rebecca Wells
ISBN: 0-694-52264-3 / 978-0-694-52264-4 (USA edition)
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June 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder: A Novel
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