Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil, Yvette Manessis Corporon
  • List: $24.99  |  Sale: $17.50
    Club: $12.49
    • Facebook Share
    • Twitter Share
    • Pinterest Share

Details

Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil

Author: Yvette Manessis Corporon

Narrator: Pam Turlow

Unabridged: 10 hr 12 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Oasis Audio

Published: 09/12/2017

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

Seventy years after her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II, a woman sets out to track down their descendants—and discovers a new way to understand tragedy, forgiveness, and the power of kindness. Yvette Manessis 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. Nearly 2,000 Jews from that area died in the concentration camps, but even though everyone on Erikousa knew Savvas and his family were hiding on the island, no one ever gave them up, and the family survived the war. Years later, Yvette couldn’t get the story of the Jewish tailor out of her head. She decided to track down the man’s descendants—and eventually found them in Israel. Their tearful reunion was proof to her that evil doesn’t always win. But just days after she made the connection, her cousin’s child was gunned down in a parking lot in Kansas, a victim of a Neo-Nazi out to inflict as much harm as he could. Despite her best hopes, she was forced to confront the fact that seventy years after the Nazis were defeated, it was still happening today. As Yvette and her family wrestled with the tragedy in their own lives, the lessons she learned from the survivors of the Holocaust helped her confront and make sense of the present. In beautifully told interweaving storylines, the past and present come together in a nuanced, heartfelt story about the power of faith, the importance of kindness, and the courage to stand up for what’s right in the face of great evil.

Recommended

Where Do I Begin? Stories from a Life Lived Out Loud, Elvis Duran
Where Do I Begin?
by Elvis Duran

List: $19.99

Sale: $13.99

Club: $9.99

Narrator: Elvis Duran
Published: 10/01/2019

Inside Out A Memoir, Demi Moore
Inside Out
by Demi Moore

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Demi Moore
Published: 09/24/2019

Grateful American A Journey from Self to Service, Gary Sinise
Grateful American
by Gary Sinise

List: $26.99

Sale: $18.89

Club: $13.49

Narrator: Gary Sinise
Published: 02/12/2019

Unorthodox The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots, Deborah Feldman
Unorthodox
by Deborah Feldman

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Rachel Botchan
Published: 03/03/2020

Life Will Be the Death of Me . . . and you too!, Chelsea Handler
Life Will Be the Death of Me
by Chelsea Handler

List: $20.00

Sale: $14.00

Club: $10.00

Narrator: Chelsea Handler
Published: 04/09/2019

Becoming, Michelle Obama
Becoming
by Michelle Obama

List: $25.00

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.50

Narrator: Michelle Obama
Published: 11/13/2018

Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter, Curtis 50 Cent Jackson
Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter
by Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson

List: $23.99

Sale: $16.79

Club: $11.99

Narrator: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson
Published: 04/28/2020

Over the Top A Raw Journey to Self-Love, Jonathan Van Ness
Over the Top
by Jonathan Van Ness

List: $24.99

Sale: $17.50

Club: $12.49

Narrator: Jonathan Van Ness
Published: 09/24/2019

In Pieces, Sally Field
In Pieces
by Sally Field

List: $25.98

Sale: $18.19

Club: $12.99

Narrator: Sally Field
Published: 09/18/2018
{"id":"1841139","ean":"9781621887485","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Something Beautiful Happened: A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil","subtitle":"A Story of Survival and Courage in the Face of Evil","author":"Yvette Manessis Corporon","rating_average":"3.83","narrator":"Pam Turlow","ubr_id":"1841139","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"24.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"14.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Pam Turlow","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 9 hr","abr_length":"Abridged: "}