Kate Quinn lives in Maryland. She is the author of seven book, the latest of which is The Alice Network, a historical novel (2017). All her books have been translated into multiple languages. Discover more about the author, her book, as well as ratings and reviews about it.
Kate Quinn was born in southern California in 1981. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice.
Daughter to a historian, she is a lifelong history enthusiast.
On her website, she explains:
“Too often we grow up thinking history is boring, dull, nothing but flat lists of dates and places. In my books I hope to show the life, the laughter, and the humanity that runs through our common past. Whether writing about World War I France or post-World War II London, ancient Rome or Renaissance Italy, I bring you history with an irreverent twist: stories to make you laugh, cry, then laugh some more.”
Indeed, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before moving to the 20th century with the The Alice Network.
Her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.
Let’s discover now her new historical novel, The Alice Network, published in June 2017.
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She’s also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie’s parents banish her to Europe to have her “little problem” taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she’s recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she’s trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the “Queen of Spies”, who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy’s nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn’t heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth…no matter where it leads.
“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America’s First Daughter