As my novel, The Munich Girl, reaches more readers, I’m continually moved and surprised by the level of response that the book is bringing.
It’s a privilege to receive readers’ impressions about themes that weave through the story.
Gayle Hoover notes, “It’s the women in this story who have the real strength, even in instances when they easily could have been seen as only victims.”
At the heart of it all, the story’s goal is to encourage discussion at levels that will take another look at many things, including our very own selves.
Those who’ve made the way through the novel know that many objects and events in it invite the way toward looking at things anew. One image in particular that does this is a butterfly.
February is the month when the two friends in this story each have a birthday, each born in a Leap Year like this one.
To celebrate, I’m having a drawing at the beginning and end of the month. On February 6, which was also Eva Braun’s birthday, I’ll draw the name of two winners for a signed copy of the book and a silver butterfly bracelet designed by artist Diane Kirkup.
And my deepest thanks to each and every one who is connecting with The Munich Girl.
It is readers, and only readers, who give a book its truest life.
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