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Sat, Dec 03


Shrewsbury Public Library

Sister Authors - Shrewsbury Public Library

Shrewsbury Sisters - Two Distinctly Different Memoirs: Join local authors Christine Noyes and Paula Francis, two sisters who have lived very different lives, as they present a reading and discussion of their two memoirs, Close Enough to Perfect and 18 Pair of Shoes.

Sister Authors - Shrewsbury Public Library
Sister Authors - Shrewsbury Public Library

Time & Location

Dec 03, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

Shrewsbury Public Library, 609 Main St, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, USA

About the event

Christine (Johnson) Noyes  and Paula ( Johnson) Francis  found their love of books through the Shrewsbury library bookmobile.  As adults, they moved on to create their own separate and unique life stories, now captured in spellbinding memoirs.  One traveled along an introspective path while the other embarked on an outward journey.  On route to vacation, a husband dies on a commercial airline.  While crossing the desert, a mountain lion briefly joins a 10,000-mile walk-about.  Stories of grief, adventure, and resilience fill their pages.

Close Enough to Perfect: A True Story of Love, Grief, Resilience & Spirit “Author Christine Noyes has chosen to share a very personal and private journey with her audience, and this memoir does it in such a beautifully penned way that it feels like the reader is a party to the story from a very close friend indeed.“

The heartwarming and heartbreaking story of Chris and Al Noyes, married for twenty-eight years until tragedy hit on a commercial airline flight. The story speaks of soul-mates, happy places, mental illness, adventure, and sorrow. A true story of love, grief, resilience, and spirit told with brutal honesty, emotion, and a splash of bourbon.

18 Pair of Shoes: A Memoir

“A powerful, epic, and mind-blowing book that offers encouragement and motivation... It will bring a liberating spiritual influence to whomever reads it, it cannot fail to do so!“

On a quest to find answers to what maĴers most in life, Paula Francis circumambulated the country interviewing people she met along her 10,000-mile journey.  Unavoidably,the Happiness Walk was as much a personal quest as a professional one.  Walking through the loss of family members and her home, she was spurred to find meaning and joy in new and surprising ways.

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