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Kansas City
Rainy Day Books
2706 W. 53rd
Mission, KS  66205
United States of America

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “We Were the Lucky Ones” by Georgia Hunter. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.

About the book:

“We Were the Lucky Ones” is set in the spring of 1939 with three generations of the Kurc family 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. 

“We Were the Lucky Ones” is a novel of breathtaking sweep and scope that propels readers from the jazz clubs of Paris to the farthest reaches of the Siberian gulag.  This is an extraordinary story of love and hope in the face of one of the twentieth century’s darkest moments.