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The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan.. In the centennial of the Titanic sinking, it's about time we had a gorgeously written novel on the questions of gender, lifeboat ethics, privilege and love. This one is a fine page-turner, but a literary feast, as well.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Charlotte Rogan uses a deceptively simply narrative of shipwreck and survival to explore our all-too-human capacity for self-deception."

J.M. Coetzee

"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 bio: Charlotte Rogan graduated from Princeton University 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. Her childhood experiences among a family of sailors and the discovery of an old criminal law text provided inspiration for The Lifeboat, her first novel. After many years in Dallas and a year in Johannesburg, she and her husband now live in Connecticut. The Lifeboat is being translated into 18 languages. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (288 pp. Heroineperilous: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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