We Were the Lucky Ones - Georgia Hunter

We Were the Lucky Ones

By Georgia Hunter

  • Release Date: 2017-02-14
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,621 Ratings

Description

The New York Times bestseller with more than 1 million copies sold worldwide | Now a Hulu limited series starring Joey King and Logan Lerman

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 tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds.


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

Reviews

  • Got to read it

    5
    By puffycoqui
    Lovely and entertaining
  • One word…..

    5
    By keylimepielover
    Stunning.
  • We were the lucky ones

    5
    By NoBrainerToMe
    Truly brilliant work. Best book I’ve read in a long time and I read about 50 per year, primarily historical fiction. This book is primarily a history of her family during WW2 in Poland and the history around it. The suffering they went through is almost unspeakable. A very emotional ending. Not enough adjectives in my vocabulary to provide the accolades it truly deserves.
  • Everyone needs to read this book

    5
    By persona de la mundo
    The only was to prevent this type of tragedy in the future is to learn from the past. What humans will do to other humans is unremarkable.
  • Phenomenal

    5
    By Tot1539
    Fantastic
  • Great boo, great writer

    5
    By Jeanne C.
    Loved the depth of hearts of this beautiful family living through the Holocaust in a very personal way! Thank you for wiring this book Georgia Hunter. ❤️
  • We Were the Lucky Ones

    5
    By S...C...
    This is one of the best books I have ever read! It’s impossible to stop reading…the ending is amazing!!!
  • Frannie

    5
    By Over age
    It is a story of family that every person should read about survival. It brought back memories of my grandparents who lived during that war. A truly wonderful book
  • Moving

    5
    By hhat2!
    I couldn’t stop reading this novel! When it ended I wished there was more to read. This story is one of a kind. If you are interested in World War II survival stories this is the book for you. The detail the author includes paints a clear picture of what went on in Europe during that time. I will probably end up reading this again. It was that good!!
  • We Were The Lucky Ones

    5
    By BJL2020
    I really got caught up in this story of a family, great read and fantastic story telling. I felt every emotion, tears, fears, love and elation, powerful read. Thanks so much for sharing.