“The most gripping novel I’ve read in years...vivid, horrifying, astonishing, and heartbreaking.”

–Lauren Belfer, New York Times bestselling author of City of Light and And After the Fire

“Hunter excavates the remarkable history of her own family, [revealing] the beautiful complexity and ambiguity of life in this extraordinarily moving novel.”

Publishers Weekly

“Reading Georgia Hunter’s We Were the Lucky Ones is like being swung heart-first into history…[it] will leave you breathless.”

–Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Wife and Circling the Sun

Georgia Hunter

The Author

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.
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The Story Behind the Story

  • Luck Was Only Part of It
  • Coincidence?
  • Looking Back: Surviving the Holocaust, Through the Eyes of a Three-Year-Old
  • Underground in Miami
  • "The Night Eight KGB Agents Burst Into My Flat"
  • Would You Entrust Your Child to a Stranger if it Meant You Could Save Her Life?
  • Digging My Way to the Finish Line
  • Tracing the Family's Footsteps: a 1,100-Kilometer Quest
  • Take Three: a Revision, a Shoot, and a Reading
  • Retracing the Kurc Family Odyssey, Part II: Italy
  • We Were the Lucky Ones Picks Up Momentum, at Home and Abroad
  • An Author Panel, a Trade Review, and Sentiments from Israel
  • 9 Down, 1 to Go: Highlights from the Book Tour
  • Thomas Kail Options We Were the Lucky Ones for TV