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Book Fest: Georgia Hunter

Date: November 16, 2017Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Show map Mandel JCC
Beachwood, OH 44122

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Georgia Hunter
We Were the Lucky Ones
Mon, Nov 16 • 7:30 pm • Mandel JCC
$12 MANDEL JCC MEMBERS • $15 COMMUNITY

It is the spring of 1939, 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 Passover 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. In a breathtaking novel that spans five continents and six years, We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the capacity of the human spirit to endure in the face of unbearable circumstances.

Georgia Hunter was in high school when she discovered that she was a quarter Jewish and that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. Fifteen years later, she set off to unearth and record her family’s remarkable story that would become her novel.


Co-sponsored by: Peggy & John Garson and Gail & Ed Weintraub Dessert sponsored by: Shelly & Scott Lewis
Reservations required • Light refreshments

 

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