The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood is about the relationship between a daughter and a mother. Their relationship is quite strained and complicated. Vivi, the mother, decides to stop talking to Sidda, her daughter, after she reads a newspaper article about Sidda that cliams that Vivi was a horrible mother which Sidda did not say. Sidda does convince her mother to send her the scrapbook made by her mother and her three best friends for a play she is working on. Sidda learns a lot about her mother through the scrapbook.