Monday, November 16, 2009

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia over at The Printed Page. Each week we share which books have found their way into our mailbox last week!

Last week brought one new addition to my TBR pile: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen (ARC) courtesy of the publisher. From the publisher's website:

"Not long after Rhoda Janzen turned forty, her world turned upside down. It was bad enough that her brilliant husband of fifteen years left her for Bob, a guy he met on, but that same week a car accident left her with serious injuries. What was a gal to do? Rhoda packed her bags and went home. This wasn’t just any home, though. This was a Mennonite home. While Rhoda had long ventured out on her own spiritual path, the conservative community welcomed her back with open arms and offbeat advice. (Rhoda’s good-natured mother suggested she date her first cousin—he owned a tractor, see.) It is in this safe place that Rhoda can come to terms with her failed marriage; her desire, as a young woman, to leave her sheltered world behind; and the choices that both freed and entrapped her.

Written with wry humor and huge personality—and tackling faith, love, family, and aging—Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is an immensely moving memoir of healing, certain to touch anyone who has ever had to look homeward in order to move ahead."

What was in your mailbox last week?


  1. This sounded like a novel at first. I love memoirs & this sounds great!

  2. I think I have this on my wishlist. I hope you enjoy it.

  3. I hope it's a good book. Sounds like it could be!

  4. I don't usually read memoirs, but this one sounds funny. Looking forward to your review.

    Diary of an Eccentric