Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home (Paperback)
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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home (Paperback)

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Rhoda Janzen had reached a crossroads: she had just hit forty when her brilliant husband of fifteen years left her for a guy he met on Gay.com. In the same calamitous week she was hospitalized in a horrible car accident. With no alternatives, Rhoda decided to pack her bags and head home. into the heart of the Christian sect she had spent years longing to escape. Rhoda Janzen might be a bad Mennonite, but nonetheless, her parents and their community welcome her back with open arms, strange food and offbeat advice. ('Why not date your first cousin? He has his own tractor!') It was in this safe place that Rhoda came to terms with her failed marriage; the desire, as a young woman, to leave her sheltered world behind; and the choices that had both freed and entrapped her.

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9780857890313
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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“Brilliant book, loved it to bits”

I was asked to review this book by Waterstones. Fortysomething Rhoda Janzen hasn't spent extended time with her Monnonite family in 25 years. But when her husband leaves their 15-year marriage and she's... More

Paperback edition
16th November 2010
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Vee

“Hilarious!”

I loved this book.

I'm generally not a fan of these kinds of memoirs, finding them stuffed with self-pity and depression. Janzen however, has completely converted me!

Her writing is laugh-out-loud funny- ( I... More

Paperback edition
9th February 2011
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“Enjoyable”

I found this book had me hooked although i can't really explain why! I wanted to sit and read it on the train rather than go to sleep (which is high praise!!)

The author writes in a sensitive and amusing way... More

Paperback edition
5th March 2011
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