The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat Cover

The Lifeboat

By Charlotte Rogan

Thorndike Press, Paperback, Large Print, 9781410450197, 367pp.

Publication Date: August 22, 2012

Description
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.


About the Author
Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University, graduating in 1975. She worked at various jobs, mostly in the fields of architecture and engineering, before teaching herself to write and staying home to bring up triplets. She is also the author of The Lifeboat, which was nominated for the Guardian's First Book Award, the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.