Sunday, January 2, 2011

Book Talk: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

Rhoda Janzen's Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is a hilarious and warm memoir of the time after her husband leaves her for another man. In the same week she is in a horrific car accident and she decides to return home to her Mennonite family to regroup. I love all the references to a deeply religious upbringing but she is never mean-spirited or condescending about faith. The author is apparently a very accomplished poet and if I can write half as well as she does I will be happy.

No comments:

Post a Comment