Awards and Honorable Mentions
"A compelling first-person narrative about love and human relationships." --Booklist, starred review
~F.A.Q. from author Bette Greene~
Q— In Morning is a long time coming, Patty goes to Germany to find Aton's parents. Does that make any sense?
A— Patty longed to be close to Mrs. Reiker because Anton was. Obsessions make sense to Patty because she was experiencing it.
Q. The people in Germany were good to Patty. Didn't they know she was Jewish?
A— They probably didn’t know, and she wasn’t on close to anybody there to talk about it, Also most Germans wouldn’t have cared because they all seemed to understand that Hitler destroyed their country with his hatred for the Jewish people.
Q— Why didn’t the Bergens stop Patty from making the trip to Germany?
A—- Patty was of legal age so she couldn’t be stopped. Besides that she had her
graduation money gift from her loving grandparents.
Q— I am a prisoner here in Petosi Correctional in Missouri so what I’m telling you
is that I don’t lie to anybody and I don’’t lie to writers who write books. So what
I’m thinking is that Patty goes to Germany and finds Anton alive and I can tell you
a hundred strange things that is even stranger than that. So could you please,
please, please make him live?
A— Sorry, no. But I do appreciate your interest and I wish you well.
Q— I read Summer of My German Soldier and I’m on the library list to
get the sequel. Will I find out what happened to Patty?
A— Patty is 6 years older in the new book and she hasn’t fully recovered
from her experience in Summer of My German Soldier.
Q— I’ve read both of your books about Patty Bergen. She’s my favorite character in any book. Will you write about her again do you think?
A— I’m so pleased to hear that you’re so involved with Patty Bergen, but I don’t have any plans to write again. But then my plans are apt to change.