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Author: Georgia Hunter Narrator: Robert Fass, Kathleen Gati Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781524751968
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Inspired by the incredible true story of one Jewish family separated at the start of World War II, determined to survive—and to reunite—We Were the Lucky Ones is a tribute to the triumph of hope and love against all odds


“Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn't be more timely.” —Glamour


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 closer. The talk around the family Seder table is of new babies and budding romance, not of the increasing hardships threatening Jews in their hometown of Radom, Poland. But 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.


As one sibling is forced into exile, another attempts to flee the continent, while others struggle to escape certain death, either by working grueling hours on empty stomachs in the factories of the ghetto or by hiding as gentiles in plain sight. Driven by an unwavering will to survive and by the fear that they may never see one another again, the Kurcs must rely on hope, ingenuity, and inner strength to persevere.


An extraordinary, propulsive novel, We Were the Lucky Ones demonstrates how in the face of the twentieth century’s darkest moment, the human spirit can endure and even thrive. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Love in the face of global adversity? It couldn’t be more timely.”


  • “[Georgia Hunter is] just as courageous as the characters her writing will never let us forget.”

    Harper’s Bazaar

  • “[A] gripping and moving story.”


  • “Brings the Kurcs to life in heart-pounding detail, from passionate young love and beloved traditions to narrow escapes, heartbreaking choices, starvation, imprisonment, and torture.”

    Jewish Voice

  • “Narrator Kathleen Gati doesn’t overdramatize this emotional Holocaust story, but neither does she alter her tone to create identifiable characters. Narrator Robert Fass offers a much-needed break in the story’s tension as he delivers the historical aspects of the author’s account of her family’s experiences prior to and during WWII. Gati’s use of a slight accent lends credibility to the hardships and heartaches the Kurcs faced—from terrifying encounters with Nazis to the betrayals of friends that led to hiding and, finally, escape from certain death. Intense listening.”


  • A February 2017 LibraryReads Pick
  • A Bustle Pick of New Authors to Be Obsessed With
  • A Glamour Magazine Pick of Best Books to Read in 2017

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About the Narrators

Ilyana Kadushin was born in Miami and raised in the rural cornfields of Maryland. She attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York City and has performed in many theater productions. Kadushin wrote and performed a one woman multimedia musical called Devour the Apple. Her narration of In the Age of Love and Chocolate won an AudioFile Earphones Award.

Kathleen Gati is an award-winning actress who has starred in a number of Hungarian television series and films.