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“We Were the Lucky Ones is the most gripping novel I’ve read in years. Georgia Hunter pulled me into another world, vivid, horrifying, astonishing, and heartbreaking, and I walked with the Kurc family as they traversed the edges of life and death.” –Lauren Belfer, New York Times bestselling author of City of Light and And After the Fire
Georgia Hunter was 15 years old when she learned about her family's history as Holocaust survivors. We Were the Lucky Ones was borne out of her desire to learn about her family's extraordinary experience of survival and perseverance.
She writes, "In 2000, a family reunion opened my eyes to the astounding war stories of my grandfather and his family. Eight years later, armed with a digital voice recorder and a moleskin notebook, I set off to unearth and record my family's story. I spent nearly a decade traversing the globe, interviewing family, and digging up records from every possible source I could think of, eventually piecing together the bones of what would become my novel, We Were the Lucky Ones.”
We Were the Lucky Ones has been optioned by Thomas Kail (director of Broadway musicals Hamilton and In the Heights) as a limited TV series.
Physical copies, including large print, are available through MCPL's catalog.
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