Saturday, December 23, 2017

Something Beautiful Happened - Yvette Corporon

Yvette Corporon works in the news in New York, but several years ago wrote a fiction book based loosely on her grandmothers experiences on a small Greek island during the second world war.  70 years ago her Yia-yia and family sheltered a local Jewish tailor and his daughters, risking their own lives as the Germans had promised to kill any locals found harboring Jews.  Yet the whole island kept the secret and helped to protect the family. 

So she decides to find out the truth about the story, and to see if any of the family are still alive. As her search widens she starts to find out what really happened and learns more about the fates of the Jewish tailor and his girls.  While all of this is happening, her own family suffer their own tragedy - testing their faith and beliefs making this story all the more real and relevant. 5/5

1 comment:

John Bellen said...

It sounds like a very relevant story.