We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter is quite a family saga based on a true story. Full of hope, luck, destruction, love, and perseverance – this book features three generations of the Kurc family. 1939 Poland, in the hometown of Radom, dark clouds are circling Jewish families. Cover blurb: 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.
The sweep and scope of the book take you to Paris jazz clubs and the Siberian gulag, along with South America. As you read this book you’ll hold your breath for this family – Sol and Nechuma, Genek, Mila with baby Felicia, Addy, Jacob and Bella, along with Halina and Adam. As you read one story line, you will be eager to turn pages to read about someone else and then meanwhile, you are concerned for another couple. Communications break down and each person worries for the safety of their kin. Fortunately, their strong faith and love truly binds them and no matter the lack of food, the evil they face, and the depth of despair they face, their goal is to reunite.
Georgia Hunter writes a compelling story and weaves the plotlines well. We are the lucky ones to get to meet the Kurc family and root for their survival. We Were the Lucky Ones is rooted in truth, and that makes it an even better read.