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Sicily: A Heart's Journey

April 4, 2019 San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) A new book by author Mary Tolaro Noyes shares the dream of finding her Sicilian family and establishing a lasting connection with them. On a June day in 1989, together with her father and mother, she met members of that Sicilian family for the first time. Sicily: A Heart’s Journey chronicles not only that first whirlwind encounter, but also the 30 years of adventures (and misadventures) she has experienced along the way. 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.

Celebrate Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday.

Events Sunday March 17 thru Sunday March 24 – see Main Event March 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm City Lights, 261 Columbus Ave The bookstore, at 261 Columbus Ave, will welcome the public from 1-5 p.m. Three other neighboring spots in North Beach — Canessa Gallery, Café Zoetrope and Vesuvio’s — will also take part in the festivities. Bay Area writers and artists will read Ferlinghetti’s poetry, photos will be on display, and video screenings will showcase his storied life, which has included a Navy stint during World War II, student years in Paris, and the infamous 1957 court case that put him on trial for publishing “Howl,” Allen Ginsberg’s watershed poem. To make it all offic

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