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DPL Book Club: We Were the Lucky Ones

03/15/2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


The next meeting of the DPL Book Club is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, and next month’s selection is We Were the Lucky Ones, by Georgia Hunter.

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.

The meeting will be held at Arsenal Tap House on West Liberty Ave. at 7 PM. There is a $7 beverage fee payable to the server. To register, email dormont@dormontlibrary.org or call 412-531-8754.

Copies of the book are available for request at Dormont Library. eBook and eAudio copies of the book are available through Libby.


7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Arsenal Cider House
Arsenal Cider House
Pittsburgh, PA 15216 United States
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