Librarians Spotted It First

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress is a “surprise success,” according to Publishers Weekly. It began life as a “small title,” and now has 40,000 copies in print.

What PW doesn’t note is that librarians spotted it early, highlighting it at the Librarian’s “Shout ‘n’ Share” program at BEA in May.

Author Rhoda Janzen is publishing another memoir, Backslide, currently scheduled for March, 2012.

HighBridge released an audio version in October. Libraries are showing heavy holds on both versions.

Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
Rhoda Janzen
Retail Price: $22.00
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. – (2009-10-13)
ISBN / EAN: 080508925X / 9780805089257

Also in audio from HighBridge:

  • CD: 9781598879070; $29/95; 10/13

Downloadable audio from OverDrive

One Response to “Librarians Spotted It First”

  1. Brock Martin Says:

    It was also featured and very well “booktalked” at LJ’s Day of Dialog before BEA, by Holt’s Helen Atsma.