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

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

by Clare Ansberry

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

An intimate portrait of six ordinary women who sustain their community with strength and wisdom.

In a small neighborhood, perched atop a hill in Pittsburgh, thrives a world we think we have lost. The women of Troy Hill, now grand- and great-grandmothers, have lived here for the better part of the twentieth century. Most of the women were born here and married here; they raised their children here and buried their husbands (and some of their children) here; and their lives are a living testament to the old-fashioned values of service, friendship, faith, and sacrifice that younger, more restless and rushed generations have nearly forgotten.

All over America, communities such as Troy Hill, made up largely of elderly women, are thriving. Clare Ansberry has discovered their secret to long and energetic lives. What Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie did for approaching death, Clare Ansberry's The Women of Troy Hill does for living full lives in the eighth and ninth decades.

About the Author:

Clare Ansberry is the Pittsburgh bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and has won numerous journalism awards. She lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two children.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780151004003
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 11/10/2000
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.27(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.15(d)

About the Author


Clare Ansberry is the Pittsburgh bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and winner of numerous journalism awards. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and two children. This is her first book.

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