We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel

ISBN9780399563096
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJanuary 2, 2018
Pages416
AuthorGeorgia Hunter
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.9 in.

We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel

Georgia Hunter

PAPERBACK

January 2, 2018

It 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 century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

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ISBN9780399563096
PublisherPenguin Putnam Inc.
PublishedJanuary 2, 2018
Pages416
AuthorGeorgia Hunter
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.3 Kg.
Height8.2 in.
Width5.5 in.
Depth0.9 in.

Synopsis

It 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 century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

Buy We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel by Georgia Hunter at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“[Georgia Hunter is] just as courageous as the characters her writing will never let us forget.”

– Harper’s Bazaar

“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.”

– Glamour, “Best Books to Read in 2017”

“A remarkable story of courage, love, and of course, luck.”

– Book Riot’s Best Books of 2017