The collection of stories and commentary in Sicly: 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.
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 also a real love story, has been the most significant reward of her heart s journey.