The Lifeboat A Novel (Hardcover)
|Author: Charlotte Rogan|
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|"The Lifeboat" is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes. Grace is both a newlywed and a widow, and on trial for her life after a mysterious explosion aboard an ocean liner.|
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Grace Winter, 22, is both a newlywed and a widow. She is also on trial for her life.
In the summer of 1914, the elegant ocean liner carrying her and her husband Henry across the Atlantic suffers a mysterious explosion. Setting aside his own safety, Henry secures Grace a place in a lifeboat, which the survivors quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die.
As the castaways battle the elements, and each other, Grace recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met, and the new life of privilege she thought she'd found. Will she pay any price to keep it?
The Lifeboat is a page-turning novel of hard choices and survival, narrated by a woman as unforgettable and complex as the events she describes.
"By refusing to judge [the main character], Rogan leaves room for readers to decide for themselves. A complex and engrossing psychological drama." 02/13/2012 "The lifeboat becomes a compelling, if almost overly crafted, microcosm of a dangerous larger world in which only the strong survive." (starred review) 03/01/2012 "Rogan has written a layered and provocative tale of survival and impossible decisions." - Stephan Lee 04/06/2012 "Grace is a bold and compelling creation, a female protagonist whose humanity is revealed not through her vulnerability but by a cool pragmatism that could have made her repugnant in the hands of a less skilled, sympathetic writer." - Jocelyn McClurg 04/22/2012 "The most remarkable achievement within Charlotte Rogan's debut novel, THE LIFEBOAT, is how neatly it exceeds, and defies, expectations." - Scott Martelle 04/28/2012 "Rogan writes viscerally about the desperate conditions of the castaway . . . But it's her portrait of Grace, who is by turns astute, conniving, comic and affecting, that drives the book." - Sarah Towers 05/06/2012