Club Book Episode 128 Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn is one of the best known – and bestselling – authors writing today in the realm of historical fiction. Standouts include her four-book Empress of Rome series, two novels set during the Renaissance, and a co-authored standalone that focuses on the lives of women during the French Revolution. Recently, Quinn has brought her “compelling blend of historical fiction, mystery, and women’s fiction” (Library Journal) to the two World Wars. Based on a true story, 2017’s The Alice Network focuses on a French and female-driven espionage ring in the Great War. Reese Witherspoon selected it as one of the inaugural picks for her popular Reese’s Book Club. Quinn’s follow up, The Huntress, spotlights Nazi hunters and the Soviet Union’s storied Night Witch fighter pilots in the waning days of World War II. Her latest, The Rose Code, follows a trio of British codebreakers as these women form an unlikely alliance to break Germany’s most notorious military cipher.