Mennonite in a Little Black Dress
Publish date: October 13th 2009
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 241
Edition language: English
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I really liked this book. Rhoda's husband leaves her for another man. That same week she gets into a bad car accident. She moves back to California to stay with her parents while she recuperates. She reconnects with her Mennonite roots that she left when she joined the academic world. This book ...
Writing a memoir is walking a fine line. It’s not a biography, so I don’t want to read someone’s entire life story. It’s suppose to be a collection of experiences with a unifying thread. And even though things don’t have to move in logical order, like they might in a novel, that unifying thread and ...
This is the story of Arlington - once a plantation belonging to Robert E. Lee and his wife (the great granddaughter of Martha Washington) and literally stolen by the US government at the onset of the Civil War. As the country struggled with the war dead, one man had a vision to plan a cemetery for ...
This book, like it's author, doesn't know what it wants to be when it grows up.It's definitely laugh-out-loud funny, but the kind of LOL that almost makes you wince -- the humor is snarky, bordering on caustic. And it's turned on everyone in sight - most notably her Mennonite background, her parents...
Memoirs are just not for me. But there are quite a few laugh out loud moments, interesting insights into Mennonite culture, and epiphanies on family dynamics, religious upbringing, and surviving a messy break up of a marriage.