Sicily: A Heart's Journey:
Vermont native Mary Tolaro-Noyes will visit Village Square Booksellers on Friday August 2 at 6pm to discuss her newest book, Sicily, A Heart's Journey.
The collection of stories and commentary in Sicily: A Heart's Journey chronicles the dream of discovering the author's Sicilian family--from its origin as a child surrounded by the love of her family, to its realization on a June day in 1989.This story reveals the power of family love that transcends time and place and enriches the lives of each generation. Photographs collected from family members and community resources document the stories."The title of the book says it all. A more appropriate title is difficult to imagine. Author Mary Tolaro Noyes takes the reader on a heart-felt journey, an adventure, one might say, into her heritage and the island that is Sicily. The book is a series of stories, first-hand accounts of Mary’s journey to find and explore her roots. . . . Mary closes the book with an Epilogue that ends with a clear understanding. 'I have realized the world that comforts my soul, quickens my passion, and inspires my life.' Interestingly, I, as a reader, felt the same way about my own heritage. Thanks to Mary, I finally had the words to express my own life-long connection to my roots. Mary’s fondness for family is contagious. And so it should be!" Catherine Accardi, review in Sicilia Para, Fall 2018.