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We Were the Lucky Ones

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERInspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to surviveand to reuniteWe Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all oddsLove in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely. GlamourIt is the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc family are doing their best to live normal lives, even as the shadow of war grows closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth centurys darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive....

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ISBN : 9780399563089
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 416 pages
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We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Goodreads Reading Georgia Hunter s We Were the Lucky Ones is like being swung heart first into history A brave and mesmerizing debut, and a truly tremendous accomplishment. Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife. We Were the Lucky Ones Georgia When Georgia Hunter was fifteen years old, she learned that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors We Were the Lucky Ones was born of her quest to uncover her family s staggering history She lives in Connecticut, USA. We Were the Lucky Ones Georgia Buy We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter from s Fiction Books Store Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter, Paperback We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive and to reunite We Were the Lucky Ones is a sweeping novel spanning six years and five continents and a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds. We Were the Lucky Ones We Were the Lucky Ones is a compelling read, notable for Hunter s clear portraits of her plucky, resilient family, and for her ability to build suspense and investment We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter Home Facebook We Were The Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter K likes The extraordinary story of a family of Polish Jews that scatters at the start of WWII, determined to

We Were the Lucky Ones Reviews

  • Bri

    Let me start by saying I love historical fiction and particularly love WWII literature. I thought this was a good book and the story was very interesting. It’s different than a lot of other books like it and at times seems unrealistic, but obviously it’s based on a true story. I laughed and cried, but I’m not sure I ever really connected with this book.

    There are so many characters and it jumps locations constantly, which makes it’s difficult to keep track of everything. I kept flipping to the f
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  • Lizzy (Bent Bookworm)

    Well, I just found another auto-buy author. This book destroyed me. It's amazing. EVERYONE needs to read it.

    ETA: I loved it so much I ordered a copy and had it shipped to my parents just IN HOPES they will read it (they probably read 10 books a year put together). Full review to come!

  • RoseMary Achey

    What makes the Jewish Kurc Family living in Nazi occupied Poland during 1939 the Lucky Ones? Yes, they were lucky, but they also demonstrated true resilience, forethought and they were smart.

    While this was a well written novel, the Kurc family includes the matriarch, patriarch, 5 adult children and their spouses. That is 12 characters to keep straight, at times a challenge for my simple brain.

    The author is the granddaughter of one of the five Kurc siblings and this novel is based on true events
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  • Karen

    We Were the Lucky Ones By Georgia Hunter

    This story was based on the author's Grandfather and the Kurc's family experiences during World War II beginning in Poland in 1939. This was both a beautiful and heartbreaking story. It is told through different member's of the family alternating throughout the book. The prose is lovely and lush and crystalline. The family gets scattered in all across different countries in Europe. This debut novel stayed with me and I haven't been able to stop thinking ab
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  • Michelle

    I feel bad rating this book because it is based on a family's true story. As an ancestry novel for a family it would be an amazing novel of their ancestors. However, as a story for the masses, the characters lack depth and therefore the story lacks emotion. I have read much better novels from this time period. I didn't hate it but I didn't like it either.

  • Katie

    There was both too much and not enough going on for me in this novel based on the true story of a Polish Jewish family under Nazi occupation. There were times when it resembled non-fiction more than a novel – something to do with the reportage nature of the prose, its aspiration to provide a constant overview of the war and its fidgety perspective. There are also so many characters that it was dizzying being swept from one to another. I never settled with any of them, never really got to know an ...more

  • Elyse

    Audiobook ...narrated by Kathleen Gati, and Robert Fass

    I appreciate this story — the author’s personal relationship to it.....based on her Grandfather and the Kurc’s family harrowing experiences during WWII.....spanning from 1939 to 1947....

    And the Audio- voices were excellent - but when an audiobook is 15 hours long - it takes something extraordinary to keep us from drifting off into other thoughts.

    ....Sometimes — it just dragged —

    ....Other times I felt there was too much sentimentality —

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  • Lori

    What a fantastic debut novel! How the Kurc family survived the atrocities of WWII is an amazing true story of courage & determination. The thing that stood out to me about this novel was that the experiences of the members of this one family were so diverse. Only complaint was that being a large family it was difficult trying to keep track of who, when and where everyone was. I did notice, however, that the print version includes a character chart which would've helped out a lot. This is ano ...more