Author Luncheon with Georgia Hunter at The Deer Path Inn

Join Lake Forest Book Store in welcoming author Georgia Hunter and the paperback release of We Were the Lucky Ones.

WE WERE THE LUCKY ONES
Penguin Random House $16.00 Releases January 2, 2018
 
Wednesday, January 24th
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Deer Path Inn
Lake Forest, IL

$40 includes lunch and book

Space is limited, register at 847-234-4420

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 closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurcs will be flung to the far corners of the world, each desperately trying to navigate his or her own path to safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.

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. Hunter’s website, georgiahunterauthor.com, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the extensive research this project has entailed. She lives in Connecticut.
Author Photo credit to Andrea Carson.

Author Events

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:30am
The Deer Path Inn
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