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Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn

 

Thursday, April 23, 7:00 PM, Central Library

Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice.

In 2017, Quinn released The Alice Network. The book was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. It’s the story of 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. It was named one of the best books of the year by NPR, was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, and was one of Bookbub’s Historical Fiction Books of the year.

Her 2019 follow-up, The Huntress was an instant New York Times bestseller, and named one of the best books of the year by Marie Claire and Bookbub. The novel tells the story of a battle-haunted English journalist and a Russian female bomber pilot who join forces to track the Huntress, a Nazi war criminal gone to ground in America.

The Huntress Cover

Event Info

  • Admission is free.
  • Doors open at 6:00 PM.
  • Seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Free parking is available:
    • In the Des Moines Public Library parking garage, located on Grand Ave.
    • On the surface lot on the corner of 10th St. and Grand Ave., across from the library.
  • At the end of the program, there will be a question and answer period. A book signing will follow.
  • Books will be available to purchase before and after the program courtesy of Beaverdale Books.

Kate's Books