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Sicily: A Heart's Journey
Two upcoming events!!!!

August 2nd - Bellows Falls - Vermont

August 10th - North End - Boston

Come and see Mary's new book about finding her Sicilian family and establishing a lasting connection with them.

Click here for details on the events including links to the hosting books stores, Village Square Booksellers and I Am Books.

RSVPs not require. Books will be available for purchase at the event (English and Italian). You may also reserve a copy in advance on the links above.


Sicily: A Heart's Journey: "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.

You can also read the full review. Read other comments from the back cover. Color versions of the photos in this book are available here.

To purchase, send an email to the publisher. They will send you the book and trust you to return the payment, which will include shipping (modest). You can also order from Amazon.

There is also an Italian version of the book titled: Sicilia: Un viaggio verso le radici (see below). In the Unitied States you can purchase this book from Liberia Pino. In Italy, the best way to get the book is from a distributor, Libro Co. Italia. They give a discount on the price which covers the mailing. You can also order at most book stores such as Feltrinelli.

Sicilia: Un viaggio verso le radici: «Mi dispiace, Papà, ma Filippo è mio marito adesso ed io andrò con lui ovunque vada», così Maria Calogera partiva e lasciava la casa della sua famiglia a Pietraperzia, in Sicilia, per sempre. Era il novembre 1913. . . .

Il mio legame con il paese dei nonni siciliani è sempre stato forte. Forse per via dei racconti di mia nonna, la Sicilia e l’Italia sono per me posti da favola, un luogo magico, un po’ come le nostre riunioni di famiglia meravigliosamente caotiche a casa dei miei nonni a North Walpole, nel New Hampshire.

È questo l’inizio di una storia lunga cent’anni, iniziata a Pietraperzia, grosso centro agricolo della provincia di Enna, nel 1913 e che continua oggi con nipoti e pronipoti, con tutti coloro che vogliono che il cordone ombelicale non sia staccato e che si riapra un interessantissimo scambio interculturale per riaffermare che nulla s’inventa e nulla si deve distruggere, se l’uomo vuol continuare a vivere e progredire in questo suo mondo fatto di aneliti di libertà, di grandi migrazioni, di sperati e disperati miglioramenti della propria vita quotidiana.

La tematica posta da queste semplici ma vibranti pagine di amore filiale dovrebbero far riflettere i maneggioni della politica, gli ignoranti sparasentenze: se sei povero non hai neanche diritto a migrare, devi restare nella tua terra senza rompere ... Ho riflettuto molto al pensiero di Maria Calogera e Filippo, partiti per un viaggio senza ritorno ... (nde).

Negli Stati Uniti è possibile acquistare il libro presso: Liberia Pino. In Italia il modo migliore per ottenere il libro è da un distributore: Libro Co. Italia. Danno uno sconto sul prezzo che copre la spedizione. Puoi anche ordinare nella maggior parte dei negozi di libri come Feltrinelli.

Bologna Reflections: An Uncommon Guide: "Bologna, one of Italy's most venerable, beautiful, and undiscovered cities, has finally and lovingly been exposed in Bologna Reflections . . . an engaging read for armchair travelers, a long-overdue and welcomed guide for those considering a visit, and a gift for those of us who know and love the city." Sally Hudson, Co-Director, Portland Sister-City Association

This website will keep up-to-date Bologna Travel Tips to supplement the book.

To purchase online, please use Mary's Books at www.lulu.com. You can also find the book on standard books sources such as Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and others.

Siti italiani: ibs.it Internet Bookshop e libreriauniversitaria.it.

Also on sale at stores in Bologna and elsewhere. A partial list follows below!

Gathering Chestnuts: Encounters Along the Way: Encounters over the years with persons in and around Bologna. Each in their own way gave the author a "gift," often just by being themselves. "I could not put it down!": Audrey Tomaseli. "Short but dense. You will continue to think about these stories": Docenti di Universita di Bologna.

To purchase online, please use Mary's Books at www.lulu.com. You can also find the book on standard books sources such as Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and others.

Also on sale at stores in Bologna and elsewhere. A partial list follows below!


NameLocation
Feltrinelli Book Store Piazza Ravegnana, 1, Bologna, Italy. Books in English, Italian and other languages. Map. A short distance from the "Two Towers".
Liberia Pino 548 Union St, San Francisco, CA 94133 USA Map
Village Square Booksellers 32 Square, Bellows Falls, VT 05101 USA Map

About 'Jump The Fence'

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Last update: 09-Jul-2019      Page Author: Mary Tolaro Noyes