Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home (Paperback)Rhoda Janzen (author)
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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
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 257 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
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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
I loved this book.
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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!!)
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