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  • Author:
    Judy Troy
  • ISBN:
    0385332882
  • ISBN13:
    978-0385332880
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  • Publisher:
    Delta (May 11, 1998)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
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  • Rating:
    4.4
  • Votes:
    767
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In the eponymous town of Venus, everybody's minds seem to be on love

There are 4,000 friends, lovers, relatives, and neighbors in Venus, Kansas. Holly Parker lives just west of there. Holly Parker knows that people almost always make the wrong choices. Like her sixteen year-old-son who is dating his former sixth grade teacher.

Judy Troy has a flair for comedy and an ear for dialogue. Repartee flies thick and furious at The Hearth, and Marvelle in particular is a master of insults and the quick put-down.

ISBN 10: 0679451536, ISBN 13: 9780679451532. From Dan Pope Books (West Hartford, CT, . Judy Troy has a flair for comedy and an ear for dialogue. Car crashes, heart attacks, and even funerals have their darkly humorous side. And in Holly, Troy has crafted a truly memorable heroine, confused, wounded and-like everyone else in Venus-afraid of love but willing to fight another day. West of Venus marks the promising debut of a fine literary voice.

May 1998 : USA Paperback.

Judy Troy (born 1951) is a Professor Emerita at Auburn University, as well as a short story writer and novelist. Before becoming writer-in-residence at Auburn, she taught at Indiana University and the University of Missouri. She received a 1996 Whiting Award.

Judy Troy was born in northern Indiana. She has taught writing at an alternative high school, Indiana University, and the University of Missouri. Her collection of stories, Mourning Doves, was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Award, and she received the 1996 Whiting Writers' Award. She is now idence at Auburn University.

Her house was ten miles west of Venus, Kansas, through wheat fields and the forest preserve. Get book recommendations, fiction, poetry, and dispatches from the world of literature in your in-box. Franklin had his radio tuned to Gussie Dell's weekly "Neighbor Talk" program. Gussie was a member of his congregation, and Franklin wanted to see what embarrassing thing she would say today. The week before, she talked about her grandson drawing a picture of Jesus in high heels.

Judy Troy is a Professor at Auburn University, as well as a short story writer and novelist. Posts About Judy Troy. i Mourning Doves

There are 4,000 friends, lovers, relatives, and neighbors in Venus, Kansas. Holly Parker lives just west of there.Holly Parker knows that people almost always make the wrong choices. Like her sixteen year-old-son who is dating his former sixth grade teacher. Like her friend, Marvelle, still mourning a husband she should have left long before he died and broke her heart.But while 36-year-old Holly can see what's best for other people, when it comes to her own life her vision is less than perfect. With the kind, decent veterinarian who lives next door interested in her, Holly would rather turn back to an ill-starred love affair with a married man--her boss at the restaurant where she works as a waitress. But there's also Gene Rollison, the quietly sexy state trooper who seems to turn up at all the wrong moments, leaving Holly flustered and confused. That's when a grieving friend, a few crazy summer nights, and a small Kansas town come together to help Holly see what she's been missing, and where she should go from here.West Of Venus marks the arrival of a major new talent, a writer who treats her characters tenderly, capturing for us, with remarkable skill and grace, both their loneliness and their very human desire for connection.

Gavirgas
Great writing! Good story. Leaves a lot to the imagination - I like that.
Velan
Those who encounter "West of Venus" will immediately recognize either people they know or themselves, expanded and enlarged by their humor, sadness, or loneliness. Without doubt destined for women's reading groups' book lists and ultimately the silver screen (though a weekly series would be heavenly), this novel is one which will have you calling your best friend in the middle of the night comparing which paragraphy (or sentence) most delighted you. I would love to meet the author and personally thank her for this liberating, joyous book.
Anazan
Having come from La Crosse, Kansas myself, I read West of Venus with a great deal of pleasure. Although Venus is more than twice the size of La Crosse, Troy has captured just what it is like to live in the middle of nowhere and to have daily contact with people who never read books. Although Tom Drury's The Age of Vandalism was better to my way of thinking, I still enjoyed this book very much.
Sharpbringer
Really enjoyed this novel and recommend it highly to all.
Tall
A wonderful book