Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

Hosted BySarah Dickinson

Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about:


I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.

Ep. 1: Georgia Hunter (Mostly Historical Fiction Recommendations)

Bestselling author of We Were the Lucky Ones, Georgia Hunter, joins me to share her (mostly) historical fiction book recommendations, talk about the impact her novel had on her life and her family, and go behind-the-scenes of her recent book tour.


  • Georgia’s discovery at age 15 that she was ¼ Jewish and that her grandparents’ were Holocaust survivors…and then, recently discovering that she’s actually ⅓ Jewish.
  • Georgia’s grandparents’ decision to put the past behind them and not talk about their experience in the war.
  • Georgia’s family’s reaction to having huge gaps in their personal histories filled through her research. 
  • Georgia is beginning work on a sophomore novel!
  • What it’s like to blurb another author’s book (and her approach to writing blurbs).
  • An All the Light We Cannot See read-alike.
  • Georgia’s book she didn’t love is one I recommended!
  • Two of Georgia’s historical fiction recommendations are books she blurbed!

Georgia Hunter’s (Mostly) Historical Fiction Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

One Upcoming Release She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Georgia Hunter

Author Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write. I penned my first “novel” when I was four years old, and titled itCharlie Walks the Beast after my father’s recently published sci-fi novel, Softly Walks the Beast. When I was eleven, I pitched an article—an Opinion piece on how I’d spend my last day if the world were about to come to an end—to the local newspaper. Since that debut in the Attleboro Sun Chronicle, my personal essays and photos have been featured in places like the New York Times “Why We Travel,” in travelgirl magazine, and on I’ve also taken on the role of freelance copywriter in the world of adventure travel, crafting marketing materials for outfitters such as Austin Adventures and The Explorer’s Passage.

In 2000, a family reunion opened my eyes to the astounding war stories of my grandfather and his family. Eight years later, armed with a digital voice recorder and a moleskin notebook, I set off to unearth and record my family’s story. I spent nearly a decade traversing the globe, interviewing family and digging up records from every possible source I could think of, eventually piecing together the bones of what would become my novel, We Were the Lucky Ones.


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