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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress : A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen

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Tuki’s Synopsis:
This is a story of Rhoda Janzen, who was raised a Mennonite but went on to marry outside her community. It would appear Rhoda was leading the perfect life; she had a fulfilling job, a beautiful lakeside home, and a brilliant husband. But just as she turns forty her life turns upside down. Her husband announces he’s leaving her for another man, someone he’d met on As the author relates her difficult story her humor alleviates some of the pain and you are left with this extremely moving memoir.

She says:
A hilarious and moving memoir about a woman who returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis.  Learning the ways of the Mennonite community was an extra bonus for me.