We Were the Lucky Ones was the book selection for our January Book Club. It was another book set in World War II. The Jewish family that are the main characters are based off the authors real grandfather and his brother and sisters. It is a story of survival in an unimaginably difficult time in world history.
The author’s grandfather was in Paris at the beginning of the war and eventually was able to escape to Brazil. It was a different perspective to imagine relatives that had escaped and the terror they faced at not being able to communicate with their loved ones for years not knowing whether they were alive or dead. It is obvious that the author put in tons of research to be able to tell this story and she did so in a masterful way. Most of the group enjoyed the book.