We were the lucky ones: A Novel

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""Reading Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones is like being swung heart first into history. A brave and mesmerizing debut, and a truly tremendous accomplishment."--Paula McLain, New York Timesbestselling author of The Paris Wife. An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who scatter at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive, and to reunite. 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 ever closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships facing Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurc family will be flung to the far corners of the earth, each desperately trying to chart his or her own path toward safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death by working endless hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an extraordinary will to survive and by the fear that they may never see each other again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. In a novel of breathtaking sweep and scope that spans five continents and six years and transports readers from the jazz clubs of Paris to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Krakow's most brutal prison and the farthest reaches of the Siberian gulag, We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the capacity of the human spirit to endure in the face of the twentieth century's darkest moment"--
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subject_facetHolocaust survivors -- Fiction
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Fiction
Jewish families -- Fiction
Jewish fiction
Jews, Polish -- Fiction
Large type books
World War, 1939-1945 -- Fiction
title_displayWe were the lucky ones
title_fullWe Were the Lucky Ones
We Were the Lucky Ones A Novel
We were the lucky ones / Georgia Hunter
title_shortWe were the lucky ones
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Historical Fiction
Holocaust survivors
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Jewish families
Jews, Polish
Large type books
Literature
World War, 1939-1945