Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
A Memoir of Going Home
Publication Date: November 2009
Categories: Personal Memoirs
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the November 2009 Indie Next List
“Poet Rhoda Janzen has an intriguingly honest and witty way with language, and a personality and unique story to match. This insightful memoir is simultaneously humorous and touching -- a rare combination you certainly don't want to miss.”
-- Kerry Hartwick, The Velveteen Rabbit Bookshop, Fort Atkinson, WI
A hilarious and moving memoir in the spirit of Anne Lamott and Nora Ephron about a woman who returns home to her Mennonite family after a personal crisis.
Conversation Starters from ReadingGroupChoices.com
- Rhoda's parents are deeply religious. What are some of the more notable ways their faith manifests itself? What qualities do they possess that you admire? Were you surprised by anything you learned about the Mennonite community?