#BookReview: “We Were the Lucky Ones: A Novel,” by Georgia Hunter. #VisionaryAline
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Impressed by the unimaginable true story of 1 Jewish household separated initially of World Conflict II, decided to outlive—and to reunite—We Have been the Fortunate Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love in opposition to all odds
“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn’t be more timely.” —Glamour
It’s the spring of 1939 and three generations of the Kurc household are doing their greatest to stay regular lives, even because the shadow of conflict grows nearer. The speak across the household Seder desk is of latest infants and budding romance, not of the growing hardships threatening Jews of their hometown of Radom, Poland. However quickly the horrors overtaking Europe will change into inescapable and the Kurcs shall be flung to the far corners of the world, every desperately attempting to navigate his or her personal path to security.
As one sibling is compelled into exile, one other makes an attempt to flee the continent, whereas others wrestle to flee sure demise, both by working grueling hours on empty stomachs within the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Pushed by an unwavering will to outlive and by the worry that they could by no means see each other once more, the Kurcs should depend on hope, ingenuity, and inside power to persevere.
A rare, propulsive novel, We Have been the Fortunate Ones demonstrates how within the face of the 20 th century’s darkest second, the human spirit can endure and even thrive.