Renaissance: The Nora White Story

Renaissance: The Nora White Story (Book One)  – Now Available


Title: Renaissance: The Nora White Story
Author: Yecheilyah Ysrayl
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Twitter Handle: @ahouseofpoetry


When seventeen-year-old Nora White successfully graduates High School in 1922 Mississippi and is College bound, everyone is overjoyed and excited. Everyone except Nora. She dreams of Harlem, Cotton Clubs, Fancy Dresses, and Langston Hughes. For years, she’s sat under Mr. Oak, the big oak tree on the plush green grass of her families five acres, and daydreamed of The Black Mecca.

The ambitious, young Nora is fascinated by the prospect of being a famous writer in The Harlem Renaissance and decides she doesn’t want to go to College. Despite her parent’s staunch protest, Nora finds herself in Jacobsville, New York, a small town forty-five minutes outside of Harlem.

Shocked by their daughter’s disappearance, Gideon and Molly White are plagued with visions of the deadly south, like the brutal lynching of Gideon’s sister years ago. As the couple embark on a frightening and gut wrenching search for Nora, they are each stalked by their own traumatic past. Meanwhile, Nora learns that the North is not all it’s cracked up to be.

Can Gideon and Molly overcome their disturbing past in time to find their daughter before it’s too late?



A Groundbreaking New Series

“Renaissance by Yecheyliah Ysrayl is recognizably the first installment of a longer story. The characters all sound real. I really really liked all the dialogues, it seems like hearing true people speaking. Even the crowd scenes (and there are a few in the ‘southern’ thread) are involving and easy to follow.”

– Sarah Zamah

“Filled with events that thrill or horrify. Yecheilyah Ysrayl confidently puts her characters into situations which reflect the times of the era. I loved this book from the moment I started reading it. The dialogue is beautiful and how it is written stays with me in their soft accents. The descriptions of the everyday lives of these people are so believable that I was there in the moment living it with them. I loved this book and am waiting patiently for number two as twists and turns towards the end of this book had me gripped.”

– Adele Marie

“What I loved the most are Yecheilyah’s vivid descriptive style and her use of language. Her style is poetic, without being overblown. The slangs and expressions of the era bring the dialogue to life. They help to make the conversations more natural and relatable.”

– Nadine


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