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AViD 2020: Kate Quinn

  • 1000 Grand Avenue | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Presented By: Des Moines Public Library Foundation
  • Dates: April 23, 2020
  • Location: Des Moines Public Library
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Overview

    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.

    • 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 Book