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.
- 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.
- The Huntress (2019)
- Ribbons of Scarlet (2019)
- The Alice Network (2017)
- The Empress of Rome Saga
- The Borgia Chronicles
- Women Show The Faces of War in The Huntress (NPR)
- Interview: Kate Quinn (BookPage)
- Podcast: Kate Quinn - The Alice Network (BTRToday)
- Readers Can't Get Enough World War II Fiction, and Authors are Happy to Keep the Books Coming (Washington Post)
- The Alice Network Is a Crackling Tale of Spies and Suspense (NPR)