Blogger (and gifted cover designer) Jenny Q. kindly included a guest post of mine at her Let Them Read Books historical-fiction blog last week.
The post’s theme came back to the same focus I find so much response about The Munich Girl does:
“The question people asked me at the outset is the same one they still ask: ‘Why Eva Braun?’
“The story’s goal has never been to try to exonerate or ‘redeem’ her, or how she is perceived.
“She also offers a way to look at the reality that human beings are complex. She clearly had a conscience, and acted on it, and, like most of us, tried to make good choices — choices to serve good — when she could.
“She also made ones that served neither herself nor others very well. Do we negate or devalue the contributions that someone makes because they also do things that are misguided, ill-advised, or even personally destructive? Do we not all share this same complexity in experience? These are themes I wanted to explore.
You can find my guest post at the Let Them Read Books Blog:
More about The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies that Outlast War: