The Resource The Alice network : a novel, Kate Quinn

The Alice network : a novel, Kate Quinn

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The Alice network : a novel
Title
The Alice network
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Kate Quinn
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It's 1947 and 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 fervent belief that her beloved French cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive somewhere. So when Charlie's family banishes her to Europe to have her "little problem" take care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister. In 1915, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance to serve when she's recruited to work as a spy for the English. Sent into enemy-occupied France during The Great War, 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 launching them both on a mission to find the truth ... no matter where it leads"--
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Award
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
Review
  • Outstanding fictional account of the Alice network, women spies in World War I, tough and determined to defeat the Germans. The story centers on Eve Gardiner, aka Marguerite, a young woman trained to spy on the Germans, and Charlie St. Clair, a young woman post WWII, pregnant, lost and finding her direction. The two meet and the story alternates chapters as Charlie is determined to find her cousin, Rose presumed dead after the war, while Eve's story of the Alice network unfolds. A fantastic book with strong female characters. -- Ellen Firer, Merrick Library, Merrick, NY. (LibraryReads, June 2017)
  • /* Starred Review */ In May 1947, Charlotte "Charlie" St. Clair and her mother have crossed the Atlantic so the unwed Charlie can discreetly end her pregnancy in a Swiss clinic. A chance to search for her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared during World War II, gives Charlie the courage to break free and head to London. Rose may have been involved in the French Resistance, and her last known connection was a woman named Eve, who carries her own war secrets. Even with the background detail given at the novel's outset, there is so much more to learn as these characters are thoughtfully developed through interior decision making and the actions they take. Allowing Charlie to describe present events, while Eve shares her experience as an English spy for the real-life Alice Network during World War I, creates a fascinating tension that intensifies as the finale approaches. VERDICT A compelling blend of historical fiction, mystery, and women's fiction, Quinn's ("Empress of Rome" series) complex story and engaging characters have something to offer just about everyone. [See "Summer Escapes," LJ 5/15/17.]—Stacey Hayman, Rocky River P.L., OH --Stacey Hayman (Reviewed 06/01/2017) (Library Journal, vol 142, issue 10, p96)
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10560334
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quinn, Kate
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
HL820L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Women spies
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Underground movements, War
  • Women spies
  • England
Label
The Alice network : a novel, Kate Quinn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 13-14)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1809038
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
503 pages, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062654199
Lccn
2016037245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062654199
  • (OCoLC)958797725
Label
The Alice network : a novel, Kate Quinn
Publication
Copyright
Note
"P.S. insights, interviews & more..."--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 13-14)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1809038
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
503 pages, 14 pages
Isbn
9780062654199
Lccn
2016037245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780062654199
  • (OCoLC)958797725

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