In the Media
A recent HEC-TV interview delves into the historical and personal environments that frame the themes of We Were the Lucky Ones. Music and images are woven throughout the “First Person, One on One” interview, conducted by host Paul Schankman and filmed in St. Louis. While Georgia describes her research findings and the family’s legacy, her grandfather Addy’s music, including his moving ballad, “List,” a pre-war hit in Poland, can be heard in the background.
Ted Buss writes in The Wichita Falls Record News that “sometimes it is healthy to revisit history” and singled out We Were the Lucky Ones as an “outstanding” book that will leave readers “moved and educated,” giving us “every reason to take a knee on the Fourth of July and thank God for all who paid for our freedom.”
During the Colorado leg of her June 2018 book tour, Georgia was interviewed for KGNU’s Booktalk, where authors reveal the story behind the story.
Penguin Random House just launched GRAND CENTRAL READS in partnership with Grand Central Terminal. It’s a website that offers visitors to the station free extended excerpts of popular books, including We Were the Lucky Ones. The innovative program was created in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that preserved the iconic terminal as a historic landmark (and prohibited the construction of a 53-story office building overhead). Watch for posters in the station and on Metro North trains and platforms, and check out the wonderful selection of books.
“You will pick it up and then not put it down until you’ve finished the very last sentence on the very last page,” writes the reviewer of We Were the Lucky Ones in the just-published Author Interview & Review: The Scoop on Georgia Hunter.
In an interview for DYI-MFA, a “show that will help you write more, write better, write smarter,” Georgia discusses how to craft suspense, how to draw the line between fiction and non-fiction, and much more. Listen to the conversation here.
For the February 2018 release of We Were the Lucky Ones in Israel, Maariv magazine interviewed Georgia. “I wanted future generations to be able to pick up the book and understand from a personal, human perspective what their ancestors endured in order for us to be here today.” For any readers of Hebrew, here’s the full article.
We Were the Lucky Ones was inspired, in part, by a high school “I-Search” project. In last month’s Cupola magazine, put out by her alma mater, Moses Brown, Georgia talks about the discoveries she made thanks to that project, and about the journey to unearth and record her family history that followed.
We Were the Lucky Ones has turned out to be a book club favorite. In this 3-minute video interview, Georgia reflects on her own book club experiences. If you or your book group would like some questions and topics for discussion, help yourself to the Reader’s Guide.
After its debut in January, We Were the Lucky Ones spent over four months on the…
We Were the Lucky Ones is selected by Harpers Bazaar as one of 14 Books You Need to Read in February…”a tale of resilience and commitment to one another amidst the direst of obstacles.”
“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn’t be more timely.” –Glamour magazine, on We Were the Lucky Ones
We Were the Lucky Ones is picked by Glamour magazine as one of the Best Books to Read in 2017