In the Media
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.
In advance of Georgia’s talk at Interabang Books in Dallas, podcast host Jack Freeman asked her to reflect on the historical context of We Were the Lucky Ones, with thought-provoking questions such as “To what extent are the characters of the story agents of history, and in what ways are they the recipients of history?” Listen to the full episode of the Interabang Podcast.
One day after the paperback release of We Were the Lucky Ones, Georgia fielded 15 interviews on podcasts and radio broadcasts across the country, including live programs such as The McGraw Show out of St. Louis, MO, and The Mountain Life out of Park City, UT. Get the Funk Out in Los Angeles posted an in-depth conversation about Georgia’s backstory just in time for the West Coast portion of the paperback book tour.
“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
Thank you, Bustle, for including We Were the Lucky Ones in your “15 New Authors You’re Going to be Obsessed With” roundup!
I had the honor of being invited by Penguin Random House (PRH) to join a panel of six authors with forthcoming titles at an Open Book event in New York.
The fun began in early October, when Viking organized a media lunch in my honor, inviting literary editors from places like The New York Times Book Review, Publisher’s Weekly, Glamour, Vogue, O, Family Circle, Redbook, and the Jewish Book Council to a private event…