I enjoy creating book art and experimenting with different mediums. The picture below is my latest creation. I was going through a collection of my art supply to see what I needed to throw out or give away and came across a few vintage items I thought would be splendid to showcase Kate Quinn’s book, The Alice Network. After talking with a friend and fellow book lover on-line about books and art, we decided to work on a few art projects. I am wanting to put together a book Journal with my presentations of books and my opinions of the stories and so on… I think it is inspiring to reflect on the stories you have read and the art you created with the covers. Do you journal with art and what are your projects or ones you would like to start?
*Photo of Kate and I at the HNS Denver Conference back in 2015.
Stephanie M. Hopkins
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Paperback, 503 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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.
Kate Quinn is a native of southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. A lifelong history buff, 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.” All have been translated into multiple languages.
Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.