Mary Tolaro Noyes shares the dream of finding her Sicilian family—from its origin as a child surrounded by the love of her Sicilian-American family, to its realization on a June day in 1989—and of establishing a lasting connection between them. As a result, the book also chronicles 30-years of Sicilian adventures (and misadventures) as the author continued her journey. The book will speak to every person who has ever wondered where they came from; celebrated their family’s unique story; or tried to navigate a foreign culture. Mary lets us enter her house and makes us feel at home.
About the author:
Mary Tolaro Noyes was raised in Bellows Falls, Vermont, across the Connecticut River from North Walpole, New Hampshire, where her Sicilian grandparents settled in 1913. She and her husband Tom now live in Oakland, California. Her work shares the adventures and joy a reunion can offer to so many people. Perhaps discovering that her grandparents’ love story was not just a fairytale, but a real love story has been greatest reward of her heart’s journey.
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