Oct 28, 2016

Book Beginning: Mennonite in a Little Black Dress by Rhoda Janzen

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home by Rhoda Janzen, October 13, 2009, Penguin.

A woman returns home to her close-knit Mennonite family after a personal crisis
Book beginning:
The year I turned forty-three was the year I realized I should never have taken my Mennonite genes for granted. 
Page 56:
My folks insisted that we study and travel abroad. They have done extensive globetrotting except Antartica, which is probably on their list. 
Memes: The Friday 56. Grab a book, turn to page 56 or 56% of your eReader. Find any sentence that grabs you. Post it, and add your URL post in Linky at Freda's Voice. Also visit Book Beginning at Rose City Reader.

7 comments:

  1. I've had this for a while and really need to get to it because I'm pretty sure I'll like it.

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  2. This sounds like a good one! Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “THE RED CAR”

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  3. Mennonites and little black dresses don't usually go together... that alone has me piqued. :-) Looks like a cute read. Happy weekend!

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  4. I hadn't heard of this memoir before. It sounds interesting, Harvee!

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  5. I read this book several years ago and didn't really care for it. I'll be interested to hear what you think.

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  6. This is an interesting opening. With that, it sounds a little "say something odd to catch people's attention" gimmicky. I might still read a few paragraphs however.

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  7. This sounds really interesting - and the title alone makes me want to know more. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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