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Vale Book Club reads tale of of spies and redemption spanning two world wars

Books on the Vale Book Club's reading list can be checked out at the Vale Library. (Enterprise file photo)

“The Alice Network,” a new historical novel from bestselling author Kate Quinn, will be the focus of the Vale Book Club meeting this Thursday, Dec. 2.

The group will meet at the home of Carol Spears, 683 Cottage St., Vale, at 7 p.m. Lucy Hutchens will act as facilitator.

The book follows two women – a spy recruited in the real-life Alice network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 – in a story of courage and redemption.

In 1947, amid the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American College girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her . . .