his poetry [is] both a challenge and a thrill, one that a new generation of readers can now tackle thanks to the work of poet-translator Robert Hammond Dorsett…” thus neatly bringing in the translator, and making us want to read on.
This is the first novel I have read by Kate Quinn, and it has definitely convinced me I need to read more of her books!
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Together they will travel across France searching for the truth no matter where it leads them! I knew I’d like The Alice Network, but I didn’t think I was going to LOVE it!
The story is told in alternating narrations between Eve and Charlie, one during the Great War and one post-WWII.
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