The Lifeboat: A Novel

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Little, Brown, Apr 3, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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.

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I do enjoy Rogan's style of writing. - LibraryThing
I really enjoyed this book, the ending less so. - LibraryThing
Her writing is sharp and blunt. - LibraryThing
My favorite part was taking in the cover art. - LibraryThing

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For most of the read, I found this book pretty gripping - at first, from the suspense of wondering how things would turn out on the lifeboat, and then from curiosity about what the twist would turn ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shirley - Goodreads

I enjoyed the sense of foreboding and tension on the lifeboat as the days passed and the way the story was constructed so the "truth" is gradually revealed. Grace is an unreliable narrator, however ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University, graduating in 1975. She lives in Westport, Connecticut. This is her first novel.

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