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Corporon grew up listening to her grandmother's stories about how the people of the small Greek island Erikousa hid a Jewish family - a tailor named Savvas and his daughters - from the Nazis during World War II. Seventy years later, she sets out to track down the family's descendants. At once a very personal memoir and an ambitious account of the untold history of the Greek Jews, Something Beautiful Happened is a nuanced story about the power of faith, the importance of kindness and the courage to stand up for what's right, no matter the cost.
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Yvette Manessis Corporon is a three-time Emmy Award winning writer, author and producer. Her debut novel When the Cypress Whispers has been translated into 14 languages and is an international best-seller. A veteran television producer, Yvette is currently a senior producer with the syndicated entertainment new show Extra. In addition to her Emmy Awards and several Emmy nominations, Yvette has also received the Silurian Award for Excellence in Journalism and the New York City Council and Comptroller's Award for Greek Heritage and Culture. Yvette lives in New York with her husband and two children.