“My Yiayia was one of a group of islanders who opened up her house and risked her life by hiding escaped Jews, and that my friends are the heart and soul of this story, When the Cypress Whispers”.

Cherry Hill, NJWhen the Cypress Whispers is the debut fictional novel by Yvette Manessis Corporon. Corporon introduced the book at an afternoon luncheon sponsored by the Saint Irene Philoptochos Society. The event was hosted at the Danielle Kousoulis Center at St. Thomas Greek Orthodox church.

Corporon shared her story as a Greek-American and discussed her grandmother’s inspirational life with the community. Book sales were donated to the rebuilding project of St. Nicholas Shrine at ground zero.