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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.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM. A half-hour multi-media presentation including an interview of the author by journalist Catherine Accardi will begin at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 6:30 PM -8:30PM San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC), 1632 Stockton, San Francisco, CA (Glass door to left of SFIAC main entrance/Right of Post Office.) No-host wine & beer bar will be available, along with light snacks.

RSVPs appreciated. Books will be available for purchase at the event (English and Italian). You may also reserve a copy in advance. To RSVP for the event and/or reserve a book in advance, click here.

For additional details, reviews and reader comments, or options to purchase, please see the author’s site:

Copies of the books will also be available for sale at the event courtesy of Joseph Carboni of Libreria Pino, 548 Union Street, SF. Thanks to: Catherine Accardi, Joseph Carboni, Telegraph Hill Dwellers, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC), Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco, and the Istituto Italiano Scuola San Francisco. Sicily: A Heart’s Journey (© 2018) was published by Arba Sicula & the Legas Publishing Company.

Book cover (Italian)

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