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Book Fair Community Read Event with Georgia Hunter

When Georgia Hunter was fifteen years old, she learned that she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. Her New York Times Best Seller We Were the Lucky Ones was born of her quest to uncover her family's staggering history. It's a searing 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. Hunter's website,, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the extensive research this project has entailed.

“[A] must-read.”—New York Post

  “A remarkable story of courage, love, and of course, luck.” —Book Riot’s Best Books of 2017

Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Historical  Fiction and Debut Goodreads Author Costco Book Pick


We Were the Lucky Ones is available for purchase at the Weinstein JCC Central Services Desk (M-F 8:30AM-5:00PM) for $16. There is a $3 discount for Patrons of the Arts subscribers and for those who purchase along with admission to the event by November 8. 


Presented in collaboration with Hadassah Richmond

For more information about all of the events happening at the Weinstein JCC, please call (804) 285-6500.