To work with Millie and write about her was a way to actually know something in its details, to connect to something real.
Millie is 15, a frightened, fragile girl, working in a forced-labor ammunitions factory in Radom, an industrial city in Poland.
The project simply felt like an opportunity to do a good deed, for Millie and for myself, perhaps in equal measure.
When I first considered writing a book about the wartime experiences of Millie Werber, I thought, Why go through this again?
For me, writing a book about Millie was a way to conquer the immunity.
Millie was pale, too, and really frightened, though she tried to brazen it out.
Millie, didn't I tell you that old Garnet was the man to think of things!
All right, Millie, but I kinder keep fergettin' that part of it.
Montcalm went to the closet and found one of Millie's house dresses.
Lucy, standing enjoying them, looked up as Millie came along, and nodded.