We Were the Lucky Ones is Coming to Hulu

Friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted to my blog (my apologies–I’ll blame the radio silence on the pandemic, and on a looming deadline for Book 2!). Let me catch you up with the latest news. As I reported some time ago, my dear friend Thomas Kail optioned We Were the Lucky Ones for television. After…
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Luck Was Only Part of It

It turns out my grandfather (who later changed his name, for obvious reasons, from Adolph/Addy to Eddy), was just one of over twenty Kurcs originally from Radom, Poland. He was living in Toulouse in ‘39 at the start of the war. When he learned it would be too dangerous to return home to Poland for Passover, he embarked on a singular mission: to get out of Europe. His escape wasn't easy.
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Buzz Feed’s Life Changing Books

I’m thrilled and humbled to be included in BuzzFeed’s list of books that have changed readers’ lives – to find We Were the Lucky Ones among classic favorites by authors like Maya Angelou, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Viktor E. Frankl, Stephen Hawking, Aldous Huxley, Kazuo Ishiguro, Gabriel García Márquez, Art Spiegelman, J. R. R. Tolkien, Leo Tolstoy, Kurt Vonnegut, David…
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New York Times: My Review of We Germans

Honored to review We Germans for the NYTimes Book Review, in the 8/30/20 issue devoted to World War II at 75. This does feel like an opportune moment to seek out “perspectives starkly different from our own.”
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Virtual Book Talk

Like other authors, I sorely miss the chance to meet with readers in person, thanks to social distancing – a necessary element of the Coronavirus pandemic. But maybe a silver lining is the ability to reach new audiences virtually, regardless of location. This week I was delighted to be “in the room” with readers from…
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“Inspired Stories” Keynote

Honored to have been featured as keynote speaker at the Oklahoma Conference of Churches Annual Dinner, themed “Inspired Stories.”
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