The Alice Network

The Alice Network

A Novel

eBook - 2017
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2017]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062654205
0062654209
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: cloudLibrary
Call Number: eBook

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tmschmidt4 Apr 17, 2018

This is a beautifully written book about two strong women. You are left in suspense as the chapters alternate back and forth between their two stories. Eve was a spy in France during WWI and Charlie is a young woman searching for independence as well as her cousin who disappeared during WWII. The... Read More »

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newdog
Jun 05, 2018

***Caution: If you find graphic violence to disturbing to read, as I do, you do NOT want to read this book.

Even though I did not read very far into this book, as I find graphic violence far too disturbing, I'm giving this book 4 stars. Why? Because what I read was an excellently written period piece that drew me in from the very 1st sentence. Unfortunately, I had no idea what the true detailed nature of the story was, or I would never have even began to read the book. That being said, if there was ever a censored version (written without the graphic details of violence in the spy world) of the book released, I wouldn't hesitate to read it as the storyline was extremely good and exciting.

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PETER CALAMAI
May 16, 2018

Riveting from beginning to end. Although fictional, based on fact so provides a fascinating insight into espionage activities of a close-knit group of women in Nazi-occupied Europe.
Characters are multi-dimensional and this (male) reader bonded with them. Will definitely look up author's other books.

A good read but writing style is somewhat repetitive and the protagonist is annoyingly immature. Conflict with her parents is never really explained except that she was a girl and her brother died while she survived. Great background on the role of women spies and the lack of recognition for their bravery. It is also important that the west recognizes that because France was vanquished does not mean that their people did not suffer.

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sam_212
Apr 18, 2018

Enjoyed this book very much. I am partial to WWI and WWII historical fiction, and this fit the bill. Strong female protagonists, espionage, suspense. I have been recommending it to all of my reader friends, and it has been universally enjoyed!

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ANNE DEARDORFF
Apr 11, 2018

If you loved Elizabeth Wein's books "Rose Under Fire" and "Code Name Verity" you will love this book. If you love this book and haven't read Wein's books, you need to read them. This is a great book with marvelous characters and a story that needs to be told.

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Sam_Stewart
Mar 30, 2018

Read as a part of a book club. Really enjoyed the strong female characters; in addition the references to actual people and events were interesting to share as a group.

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matcat44
Mar 10, 2018

A well told story, but kept thinking it was written with a movie in mind. Who better to portray Eve than Charlotte Rampling.

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cath5192
Mar 05, 2018

Well researched & written book. Such well developed characters. Hated to put it down .... "just one more chapter"!!!! Well worth pouring through.

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abbydog2
Mar 04, 2018

Excellent book. Highly recommend.

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KatG1983
Jan 11, 2018

An incredible look at the work of female spies, particularly during WWI. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and its mysteries, and was delighted to find out that the 'Alice Network' was a real life network of spies run predominantly by a woman. This book has heart, and is a compelling read. I can often find myself criticising the length of a book, and wishing editors had done a better job of streamlining the story; but I wouldn't cut anything out of this 500+ page novel. Definitely recommend this impactful story, which you won't forget anytime soon.

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