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Mennonite in a Little Black Dress - A Memoir of Going Home

Rhoda Janzen

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Description:

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. The same week her husband of 15 years ditches her for a guy he met on Gay.com, a partially inebriated teenage driver smacks her VW Beetle head-on. Marriage over, body bruised, life upside-down, Rhoda does what any sensible 43-year-old would do: She goes home. But hers is not just any home. It's a Mennonite home, the scene of her painfully uncool childhood and the bosom of her family: handsome but grouchy Dad, plain but cheerful Mom. Drinking, smoking, and slumber parties are nixed; potlucks, prune soup, and public prayer are embraced. Having long ago left the faith behind, Rhoda is surprised when the conservative community welcomes her back with open arms—and offbeat advice. She discovers that this safe, sheltered world is the perfect place to come to terms with her failed marriage and the choices that both freed and entrapped her.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Hillary Huber

Length:

8h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

48:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

36:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

42:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:07


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

52:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:13


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

35:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

26:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

38:22


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

41:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

38:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

32:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:07