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Shapiro Lecture: Georgia Hunter, We Were the Lucky Ones

We Were the Lucky Ones opens in 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. Hunter’s searing novel is the story of a Jewish family ripped away from each other at the start of the German and Russian occupation of Poland on the eve of World War II, and their extraordinary journey back to each other—a story based on Hunter’s grandfather’s real Holocaust survival story.

We Were the Lucky Ones is Georgia Hunter’s first novel.  It spent over four months on the New York Times Bestseller List, has been selected as a top pick by Harper’s Bazaar, the New York PostPeople Magazine, and Audibleamong others, and has recently been optioned for Television as a Limited Series. Hunter’s website, georgiahunterauthor.com, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the extensive research this project has entailed. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two sons. 

The program is presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum of Maryland.

The museum gift shop will have copies of the book for sale at a book signing following the program.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Jewish Museum of Maryland 15 Lloyd Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202

Event Type

Writers LIVE!

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

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