The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder

A Novel

Book - 2010
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In the small river town of La Luna, Louisiana, Calla Lily Ponder 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 tragically cut short. From her mother, Calla learns compassion and healing through the humble womanly art of "fixing hair." On the banks of the La Luna River, she discovers a sweet, succulent first love that is as enticing as the music, food, and dancing of her Louisiana home. When heartbreak hits, Calla leaves the familiarity of her hometown and heads downriver to the untamed city of New Orleans, where her destiny further unfolds.

The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder is the story of a pink-collar heroine whose willingness to remain vulnerable in the face of adversity opens our own hearts to the possibility of love growing from sorrow.

Publisher: New York : Harper, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st Harper pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780060930622
Characteristics: xii, 391 p. ; 21 cm


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Oct 06, 2011

Definitely not as good as the Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood books. This book started out as a real page-turner but, to me, seemed to lose something as the title character got older. Not a bad book but I was disappointed. Oh well!

May 11, 2010

I wasn't sure what to expect and was pleased with what was delivered. Rebecca Wells has a wonderful gift for making her characters so real and well rounded.


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