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

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by Rhoda Janzen | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0805092250 Global Overview for this book
Registered by megami-no-ushi of Calgary, Alberta Canada on 11/21/2012
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5 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by megami-no-ushi from Calgary, Alberta Canada on Monday, March 11, 2013
Purchased for the Easter exchange, I went to my local charity shop with my partner's wishlist in hand. I was very happy to find a copy of this book since I read and enjoyed another copy of it last summer. (

Happy Easter and enjoy! Also, I've added in some treats for you to enjoy. Peeps and maple filled chocolate eggs since I live in VT, maple syrup central!

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Released 7 yrs ago (3/11/2013 UTC) at ~~~ ♥ ~~~ A Friend ~~~ ♥ ~~~, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


In the mail for the Easter exchange!
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Journal Entry 3 by wingAndrasthewing at Klagenfurt, Kärnten Austria on Sunday, March 31, 2013
Thank you so much for the nice Easter surprise! I am really looking forward to reading this one - exciting :) Also the treats were wonderful, especially since we don't have any of them here!

I was lucky to get you as a partner :) Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

Journal Entry 4 by wingAndrasthewing at Klagenfurt, Kärnten Austria on Monday, January 22, 2018

Released 3 yrs ago (1/19/2018 UTC) at Klagenfurt, Kärnten Austria


I enjoyed the book, even if the actual narrative parts about mennonites and the lifestyle was rather slim. There was almost no overarching plot, but a multitude of anecdotes about the authors past - while mennonite and while living in the secular world. Some were amusing, some contemplative.

I felt well entertained most of the time.

Good travels!

Journal Entry 5 by coco7 at Sprendlingen, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, January 25, 2018
Thank you so much for this wishlist book. I've been curious about it for years and am looking forward to reading.

Journal Entry 6 by coco7 at Sprendlingen, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Saturday, February 02, 2019
Read it last summer. Fortunately, I liked the author's humor and laughed out loud a lot, otherwise I would have been disappointed. For readers with interest in Mennonite life the book hardly offers information.
I rather felt there was nothing unusual about her stories: teenage angst? Embarrassing parents? Bad clothes? Don't we know it all?
The food isn't especially Mennonite either, but common Eastern European. I've been eating and cooking Borscht all my life (and wouldn't do it without beets!). I even know the filled cabbage leaves under a slightly different name and have been craving them ever since I read this book.

Journal Entry 7 by coco7 at Sprendlingen, Rheinland-Pfalz Germany on Thursday, February 20, 2020
To be released in Athens.

Journal Entry 8 by feltre at Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on Friday, February 21, 2020
The book found a new reader.

Journal Entry 9 by feltre at Zografou - Ζωγράφου, Attica Greece on Monday, July 20, 2020
Some funny parts but nothing special

Journal Entry 10 by feltre at Homesick café in Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece on Friday, September 25, 2020

Released 5 mos ago (9/27/2020 UTC) at Homesick café in Athens - Αθήνα, Attica Greece


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Journal Entry 11 by wingLubiettewing at Kallithea - Καλλιθέα, Attica Greece on Sunday, September 27, 2020
Caught at the meet-up of September, thank you.

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