The Women of Troy Hill: The Back-Fence Virtues of Faith and Friendship

by Clare Ansberry

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780156013420
  • ISBN-10: 0156013428
  • Pages: 368
  • Publication Date: 04/03/2002
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    In a small neighborhood, atop a hill in Pittsburgh, thrives a world where neighbors don't move away, where friends become family, and where community takes on a deeper meaning. Welcome to the inviting and intriguing neighborhood of Troy Hill. Unlike nearby towns, the families of Troy Hill have lived in the same neighborhood for generations, providing continuity in these women's lives and depth in their relationships. They christened babies, raised children, and even buried their loved ones together. Now in their seventies and eighties, the women of Troy Hill form a community of independent souls, who find joy in each other and solace in service. Troy Hill and these women resonate beyond this hilltop, providing insight into bonds between mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, sisters and friends. From them we learn to shape our lives with love and humor.

    Veteran reporter Clare Ansberry brings to life these vibrant women, and offers some invaluable lessons about acceptance, faith, and family. A portrait of American life and a hymn to the durability of the human spirit, The Women of Troy Hill is an inspiration for us all.

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    "The Women of Troy Hill tells the story of a crucial American generation."--The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

    "With all the details of a New Yorker profile, Ansberry has turned the lives of these women into gorgeous domestic history."--Booklist

    "Ansberry perceptively celebrates women who still honor and nurture friends and neighbors as a way of life. A rich read."--Kirkus Reviews