Literary Escape Book Club
Join us for our in-person Adult Book Club: Literary Escape! This book club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 6pm at the library!* Please note the time change for the book club!
This book club is now a part of: Activity Nights at the Library!
For the month of June we will be reading: The Women of Troy Hill by Clare Ansberry. Stop by the library to pick up your copy today!
Synopsis: 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.