(A MEMOIR OF GOING HOME) MENNONITE IN A LITTLE BLACK DRESS - Rhoda Janzen
Yes, you will finally learn the difference between Amish and Mennonite (although not until the end of the book). This is a nonfiction account of the healing Janzen experiences as she spends her sabbatical at home with her Mennonite family after a difficult marriage and divorce. Her humor keeps the book upbeat while still dealing straightforwardly with the trials of living with a bipolar man who when off his meds is corrosively emotionally abusive. Although no longer a Mennonite in religious affiliation, Janzen has no anger toward the Mennonites, nor does her family (at least her parents) toward her. Instead she gives us an interesting glimpse of what life was and is like for practicing Mennonites, and what parts of the tradition still illuminate her life.
A friend lent me this book, but I'm sure it's either in the library of the Virtual Catalog, and certainly available on Amazon..