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Merritt Bookstore on April 28 at 11 a.m.

Merritt Bookstore on April 28 at 11 a.m. Join us on Independent Bookstore Day @bookstoreday for talks and laughter with author Patricia Morrisroe and her memoir, 9 1/2 Narrow My Life in Shoes.  To help celebrate Independent Bookstore Day, Patricia will be reading from her memoir 9 1/2 Narrow and sharing funny stories of life, love and shoes. Patricia’s writing is featured in the NYTimes Modern Love column and has many memorable pieces– Uniting a Mysterious Ring With Its Rightful Owner, and grappling with GPS in Another Voice Has Come Between Us. Merritt Bookstore, 57 Front St., Millbrook, NY. Saturday at 11 a.m. Tickets free.... read more

Author recalls life, fashion and shoes while growing up in the Merrimack Valley

via The Eagle Tribune By Terry Date Shoes make a fitting vehicle for Andover native Patricia Morrisroe’s memoir “9 1/2 Narrow: My Life in Shoes” as it roves 60 years of fashion and family, popular culture and relationships. It follows her from baby boots to the New Balance sneakers she bought her mother, Eileen, in her old age; from her first shoe crush, Mary Janes, to the high-end Blahniks craved in more recent years. At each stop, “9 1/2 Narrow” ties a shoe style to the times they were worn and the social and emotional place in Morrisroe’s life. Style, time and place stand together like heel, sole and toe. Feet grow. Shoe styles change. But what remains most poignant and touching in Morrisroe’s footwear chronicle is the relationship with her mother, Eileen, a larger than life person who died at age 93 in 2014. Read the entire article... read more
Patricia Morrisroe


Chatty and endearing, this episodic memoir flows … Morrisroe recreates many of her shoe lust milestones growing up in the 1960s in Andover, Mass., shopping for white Mary Janes, wedgies, Beatle boots, and ghillies…Straightforward and funny, Morrisroe proves to be a great companion as she navigates shoe stores, high heels, and foot fetishes.

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