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Debut Author Series: Charlotte Rogan, "The Lifeboat"
May 3 2012 7:00 pm
Roxanne Coady sits down with debut author Charlotte Rogan to discuss this riveting and tense tale is about a group of survivors adrift in a lifeboat and the consequences of what they did to survive. All are on trial in the confined quarters of a lifeboat at sea. This is a page-turner that forces you to think deeply about what humans really are at their core. Rogan challenges the reader to examine the natural instincts of survival.
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.
This event is FREE.
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