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We were the lucky ones, Georgia Hunter

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We were the lucky ones
Title
We were the lucky ones
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Georgia Hunter
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
""Reading Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones is like being swung heart first into history. A brave and mesmerizing debut, and a truly tremendous accomplishment."--Paula McLain, New York Timesbestselling author of The Paris Wife. An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who scatter at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive, and to reunite. 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 ever closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships facing Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe will become inescapable and the Kurc family will be flung to the far corners of the earth, each desperately trying to chart his or her own path toward safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death by working endless hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an extraordinary will to survive and by the fear that they may never see each other again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. In a novel of breathtaking sweep and scope that spans five continents and six years and transports readers from the jazz clubs of Paris to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Krakow's most brutal prison and the farthest reaches of the Siberian gulag, We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the capacity of the human spirit to endure in the face of the twentieth century's darkest moment"--
Summary
""Reading Georgia Hunter's We Were the Lucky Ones is like being swung heart first into history. A brave and mesmerizing debut, and a truly tremendous accomplishment."--Paula McLain, New York Timesbestselling author of The Paris Wife. An extraordinary, propulsive novel based on the true story of a family of Polish Jews who scatter at the start of the Second World War, determined to survive, and to reunite. 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 ever closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships facing Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But soon the horrors overtaking Europe willbecome inescapable and the Kurc family will be flung to the far corners of the earth, each desperately trying to chart his or her own path toward safety. As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death by working endless hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an extraordinary will to survive and by the fear that they may never see each other again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere. In a novel of breathtaking sweep and scope that spans five continents and six years and transports readers from the jazz clubs of Paris to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Krakow's most brutal prison and the farthest reaches of the Siberian gulag, We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the capacity of the human spirit to endure in the face of the twentieth century's darkest moment"--
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10545985
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1978-
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Hunter, Georgia
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.U59279
Literary form
fiction
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  • Holocaust survivors
  • Jews
  • Jewish families
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Electronic books
  • Biographical fiction
  • Historical fiction
Target audience
adult
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We were the lucky ones, Georgia Hunter
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http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4652DB0F-BBB8-4392-9460-C6215A34E408
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780399563102
Lccn
2016655640
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computer
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rdamedia
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not applicable
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4652DB0F-BBB8-4392-9460-C6215A34E408
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  • (OCoLC)956984893
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Label
We were the lucky ones, Georgia Hunter
Link
http://digitalmedia.forsythpl.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=4652DB0F-BBB8-4392-9460-C6215A34E408
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399563102
Lccn
2016655640
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
4652DB0F-BBB8-4392-9460-C6215A34E408
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956984893
  • (OCoLC)ocn956984893

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