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Meet Georgia Hunter, Author of "We Were the Lucky Ones"- Virtual

2022-03-30 14:00:00 2022-03-30 15:15:00 America/New_York Meet Georgia Hunter, Author of "We Were the Lucky Ones"- Virtual Virtual Branch -

Wednesday, March 30
2:00pm - 3:15pm

Add to Calendar 2022-03-30 14:00:00 2022-03-30 15:15:00 America/New_York Meet Georgia Hunter, Author of "We Were the Lucky Ones"- Virtual Join us as we welcome author Georgia Hunter for a deeper dive into her bestselling novel, "We Were The Lucky Ones," based on her family's survival during WWII. Q&A to follow. Virtual Branch -

Join us as we welcome author Georgia Hunter for a deeper dive into her bestselling novel, "We Were The Lucky Ones," based on her family's survival during WWII. Q&A to follow.

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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.

Digital copies are available through MCPL's Overdrive/Libby resource:

Have a question for Georgia? Please submit it here. Due to limited time, we may not be able to get to all questions.

Registrants will be emailed information on accessing the virtual event. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Olney Chapter.

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AGE GROUP: | Seniors | Adult |

EVENT TYPE: | Meet the Author | Lectures and Discussions |

TAGS: | Virtual Program |

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