This is a riveting historical novel, just published in June, by Kate Quinn. It is the intertwined stories of a young American woman who is searching for a missing cousin in the aftermath of the Second World War, and an older, embittered, broken English/French woman who was a spy in the First World War. It is not an easy read, but it is one I highly recommend.

Throughout this book, I have thought “this seems so real.” Not only is that a testament to the author’s ability to create a gripping story, but, as I learned when I started researching for this post, it was inspired by a real network of female spies in World War I, called — yes — the Alice network.

Title: The Alice Network

Author: Kate Quinn

Publisher: New York: William Morris, 2017

Genre: Adult Historical Fiction

Links:

Author’s website

Review on NPR

About the real Alice Network

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to return to my reading.

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