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  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: ALLISON & BUSBY (14 Feb. 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 074902156X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749021566
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 3.3 x 15.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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"Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely." - Glamour (US); "Hunter side-steps hollow sentimentality and nihilism, revealing instead the beautiful complexity and ambiguity of life in this extraordinarily moving tale." - Publishers Weekly; "Reading Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones is like being swung heart first into history. Her engrossing and deeply affecting account of how the Kurc family survives the Holocaust, against every possible odd, will leave you breathless. But the true wonder of the book is how convincingly Hunter inhabits these characters, each modeled after her own family members. This is their story Hunter is telling so beautifully and profoundly, and ours as well. A brave and mesmerizing debut, and a truly tremendous accomplishment." -Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun; "Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones is a skillfully woven reimagining of her own family's struggle for survival during World War II. Hunter takes us from the Polish ghetto to Siberia to Brazil, all with spectacular historical detail. This emotionally resonant, gripping portrait of the war is filled with beautifully drawn and wonderfully heroic characters I won't soon forget." - Jillian Cantor, author of Margor and The Hours Count; "In her debut novel, We Were the Lucky Ones, Georgia Hunter has crafted her own family history into a sprawling, yet still intimate portrait of those swept up in the devastation of war and scattered to the winds. It is an astonishing saga of hope, of luck, of destruction, and most remarkably of love, made all the more astonishing because of the true story at its core." - David Gillham, New York Times bestselling author of City of Women; "Everyone interested in the history of the Holocaust will surely want to read this compelling and moving story, based on actual events, of how three generations of a (or 'the author's') Polish Jewish family found their different escape routes from a war-torn continent, to freedom and eventual reunion." - Lyn Smith, author of The Forgotten Voices of the Holocaust; "It's a remarkable book" - Choice; "We Were the Lucky ones is a striking re-creation of the breathtaking courage of an ordinary family inspired by their deep love for one another." - Anne Garvey, The Jewish Chronicle (UK); "The book does not merely serve as a series of anecdotes, but rather there is a strong narrative flow. ... the characters are well written and their experiences, while harrowing, are never included just for effect. ... At times devastating to read, We Were the Lucky Ones serves as a testament to the strength of the human spirit and ingenuity. It, and accounts like it, should form the basis of what we understand about the Holocaust - it's all very well reading dry, academic texts about what happened, but the lived experience of that dreadful time is so much more compelling." - It Takes A Woman blog; "Hunter manages to create authentic personalities with distinct voices, all of whom have fascinating stories to tell. ... an incredible story of resilience, of hope, of survival. ... The book is expansive in scope, the language is vivid, and the storyline compelling." - Hilary Daninhirsch, The Jewish Chronicle;

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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.


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This book is a moving, compelling testament to the love of family, to bravery in the face of tragedy to the dignity and courage of this family. The writer is gifted and love and compassion shine from the book she has written. So many worthy books are simply not well written but this is not the case here. The writing is telling, each word placed just so for impact. More it is meticulously well researched, the history of our world underpinning the story of this family caught up in a tragedy of epic proportions the holocaust that overwhelmed and wiped out millions of European jewry and many others in Its madness. That any of them survived at all is incredible. They did so with bravery courage dignity and even humour. Georgia Hunter has written a wonderful book. I struggled to read the last few pages of the book because of the haze of tears clouding my vision it was so enthralling and so heartfelt. I think everyone should read this book. It is sad and uplifting and written with such love and compassion and commitment. I have messaged my three sons to read it and totally loved it. So moving.
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Not usually keen on stories to do with 2nd world war, and when I first started this book wasn't sure I would finish it. But it grabbed me and I couldn't put it down. The stories based on truth were unbelievable, the courage this family had and the terrible things they went through, I also learned a lot of new things about that time too. Though the book didn't shy away from the horrors it was written in a way that I could read and not be permanently in tears.
I would recommend this book to everyone from the age of 15years up. How so called human beings can treat other human beings in this way is abhorrent and everyone should learn from it. Unfortunately the horrors are still going on in one form or another will we ever learn?
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I really enjoyed this book - quite a story and well crafted. I knew about the Polish ghettoes but truly had not realised the implications of the fact the Poles were so active in WW2. It was even more impressive as the author had only discovered her family history in her teens and she has clearly done a huge amount of research to be able to write so convincingly. For a first time author this is some debut.
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First chapter had me hooked as I read more chapters I felt absorbed into the book as if I was actually there with the family sat round the table. A very moving distressing and sometimes horrific story telling about those who were brave and determined to survive . First book I can honestly say moved me to tears.
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Very amazing story and well written
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This book tells the story of a Polish Jewish family through WWII. Obviously that means that at times it isn't an easy read. It's not giving anything away to say however that it is a story of survival against all the odds (you can work that out from the title after all).
As the family gets split up, they encounter almost every possible route through the terrible times they face. The chapters alternate between different members of the family, so sometimes you are desperate to get back to one particular story to find out how they coped.
Things are moved forward with brief factual snippets about the war - some of these are more chilling than the actual narrative.
It's made all the more affecting by the realisation that this is based on the author's own family history. It's an accomplished novel, and an important one. Right now feels like a good time to be reminded just how truly evil us humans are capable of being when we are twisted into believing that one part of society is to blame for all its ills.
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