The Alice Network was written by Kate Quinn, a bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a bachelor’s and masters degree in classical voice. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network and The Huntress. All have been translated into multiple languages. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two rescue dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller; An NPR’s Best Book of the Year
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick! The 2017 Girly Book Club Book of the Year! A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub.
In this enthralling novel from New York Times 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.
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1. Female friendship is a constant theme throughout THE ALICE NETWORK. How does each friendship grow and change over the course of events?
2. How and when did you see the young Eve begin to change into her older self? What was the catalyst of those changes?
3. How do you think you would have fared working for the historical Alice Network?
4. Did you see Rene’ Bordelone as a villain or an opportunist? Do you think he earned his final fate?
5. How is Eve’s hatred for Rene’ complicated by intimacy?
6. How does Finn succeed where Cameron fails?
7. How did Rose’s fate change the goal of the search?
8. How have our sexual standards for women changed since 1915 and 1947?
9. Charlie decides to keep her baby, and Eve decides to have an abortion. Why did each woman make the choice she did?
10. How do you think the outcome will bind Eve and Charlie and Finn in the future.
11. How has knowing Eve changed Charlie’s life, and vice versa?
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