The Lifeboat

The Lifeboat

A Novel

Streaming Audiobook - 2012
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In the summer of 1914, Grace elopes with Henry Winter in London, hoping to escape the disapproval of his wealthy family. When the elegant ocean liner carrying them home to America suffers a mysterious explosion, Henry sacrifices his own safety and secures Grace a seat in a lifeboat, which its occupants quickly realize is over capacity. For any to live, some must die. Adrift on the Atlantic, the weather deteriorating and supplies dwindling, the castaways scheme and battle, caught up in a vicious power struggle between a ruthless but experienced sailor and an enigmatic matron with surprising powers of persuasion. Choosing a side will seal her fate, but Grace has made her way in the world by seizing every possible advantage. As she recollects the unorthodox way she and Henry met and considers the new life of privilege she thought she'd found, Grace must now decide: will she pay any price to keep it? The Lifeboat is a masterful debut, a story of hard choices, ambition, and endurance, narrated by a woman as complex and unforgettable as the events she describes.
Publisher: [United States] : Hachette Book Group : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781611131796
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (7hr., 47 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Gibel, Rebecca
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samdog123 Mar 19, 2014

This book comes highly recommended by fellow library staff. An excellent first novel by Charlotte Rogan. When Grace's husband obtains a spot for her on a lifeboat from a sinking ocean vessel, this begins the 20+ day ordeal in the tiny vessel. Much of the story is told from Grace's journal and the recollections are harrowing and arduous. Several jaw dropping moments. In the final analysis, we are left wondering is Grace an innocent or is she diabolical? Really enjoyed listening to this cd. This is a very different story about a horrific ordeal.

mayfairlady Oct 04, 2013

interesting idea but tediously boring


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