Evening Book Discussion Club

At the Lavonia-Carnegie Library

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Library Closed for Staff Training

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

All libraries in the Athens Regional Library System will be closed on November 13, 2019 for staff training. Regular hours resume on Thursday.


Mennonite in a Little Black Dress

Book Cover February 28th - Mennonite in a Little Black Dress, a memoir of going home by Rhoda Janzen: 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 Gay.com, 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. - Publisher

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