19. April 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Melody, Memoirs, NonFiction

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen, 241 pages, read by Melody, on 04/18/2012

Delightful memoir by Rhoda Janzen, touching and wry.  After the week from hell; her husband leaves her for Bob who he met on Gay.com and she is in a serious car wreck, Janzen returns to her Mennonite family to heal and pick up the pieces of her life.  Full of great advice (her mother suggests she date her first cousin because he has a tractor), an amazing array of cabbage dishes, and lots of love, she shows how funny going home can be.  Very funny and intelligent, a must read.  And I now know what Mennonites ladies wear under all those layers and how to make borscht.  

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