The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat

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By (author) Charlotte Rogan

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  • Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 25mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0316185914
  • ISBN 13: 9780316185912
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 316,505

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

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"The Lifeboat is a spellbinding and beautifully written novel, one that will keep readers turning pages late into the night. This is storytelling at its best, and I was completely absorbed from beginning to end." "Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried, In the Lake of the Woods, July, July""