Grand Central


On any particular day, thousands of people pass through New York City’s Grand Central Terminal, through the whispering gallery, beneath the ceiling of stars, and past the information booth and its beckoning four-faced clock, to whatever destination is calling them. It is a place where people come to say hello and good-bye. And each person has a story to tell.

Now ten bestselling female authors inspired by this iconic landmark have created their own stories, set on the sea day just after the end of World War II, in a time of hope, uncertainty, change, and renewal. One of those stories is Jenna Blum’s novella “The Lucky One,” her first WW2-era fiction since beloved runaway bestseller THOSE WHO SAVE US. In “The Lucky One,” Jenna introduces us to Peter Rashkin, a young concentration camp survivor trying to find his way in his new country and outrun the ghosts of the family he left behind. “The Lucky One” revisits through a poignant, compelling new story Jenna’s trademark themes of despair, love, shame, hope, and what it costs to survive.