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Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University, graduating in 1975. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.
For Maggie Rayburn, wife, mother and secretary at a munitions plant, life is pleasant, predictable and secure. When she finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss's desk, she impulsively takes it, turning her world upside down. Propelled by a desire to do good - and a new-found taste for excitement - Maggie starts to see injustice everywhere. Soon, her bottom drawer is filled with 'evidence', her town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth. Meanwhile, in Iraq, Captain Penn Sinclair's hasty orders have disastrous results. In an attempt at atonement, he reunites with three survivors to expose the truth about the war.
A gripping novel about what happens when one women stands up for her beliefs From the author of The Lifeboat and Now and Again 'Dazzling' - The Sunday Times 'All the ingredients of a tense thriller' - Red For Maggie Rayburn, wife, mother and secretary at a munitions plant, life is pleasant, predictable and secure. When she finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss's desk, she impulsively takes it, turning her world upside down. Propelled by a desire to do good - and a new-found taste for excitement - Maggie starts to see injustice everywhere. Soon, her bottom drawer is filled with 'evidence', her town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth.
Damit die einen uberleben, mussen die anderen sterben. Grace ist frisch verheiratet mit Henry Winter, einem jungen Mann aus reichem Hause, als sie sich am Vorabend des ersten Weltkriegs auf der Zarin Alexandra einschifft. Doch nach einer mysterisen Explosion sinkt der Ozeandampfer, und Henry erkauft seiner Frau einen Platz in einem Rettungsboot. Den Naturgewalten schutzlos ausgeliefert, treibt das berladene Boot wochenlang auf offener See. In einer Atmosphre aus Misstrauen und unterdrckter Aggression stellen sich existentielle Fragen. Sollen die Strkeren sich opfern, damit die Schwcheren berleben knnen? Oder besser umgekehrt? Wer darf das entscheiden? Und sitzt Grace berhaupt zu Recht in diesem Boot?Grace berlebt die Katastrophe, findet sich aber Wochen spter vor einem Gericht in New York wieder. Die Anklage lautet auf Mord.
Vpervye na russkom - samyj ozhidaemyj debyutnyj roman 2012 goda. Kniga, momental'no stavshaya bestsellerom, udostoivshayasya vostorzhennyh otzyvov nobelevskogo laureata Dzh. M. Kutzee i bukerovskogo laureata Hilari Mantel; kniga, uzhe perevodyashchayasya na 18 yazykov. No russkij perevod - blistatel'noj Eleny Petrovoj, ch'i perevody Rehya Brehdberi i Dzhuliana Barnsa, Iehna Behnksa i Kristofera Prista, Grehma Grina i EHlis Sibold uzhe stali klassicheskimi, - vyhodit pervym! Ved' nikakaya drugaya kniga tak ne zahvatit voobrazhenie chitatelya v stoletnyuyu godovshchinu katastrofy "e;Titanika"e;. Leto 1914 goda. Evropa na grani vojny, no budushchee dvadcatidvuhletnej Grejs Vinter nakonec kazhetsya bezoblachnym: na komfortabel'nom lajnere ona i ee novoispechennyj muzh vozvrashchayutsya iz Londona v N'yu-Jork, gde Grejs nadeetsya sniskat' raspolozhenie ego materi. No posredi Atlantiki na "e;Imperatrice Aleksandre"e; proiskhodit zagadochnyj vzryv; sudno nachinaet tonut', i muzh uspevaet pristroit' Grejs v perepolnennuyu spasatel'nuyu shlyupku. Za te tri nedeli, chto shlyupku nosit po volnam, Grejs otkryvaet v sebe takie bezdny, o kotoryh prezhde i ne dogadyvalas'. Ne vsem suzhdeno vyzhit' v ehtom ispytanii, no po vozvrashchenii v N'yu-Jork Grejs zhdet ispytanie edva li ne bolee surovoe: sudebnyj process. CHto zhe na samom dele proizoshlo v spasatel'noj shlyupke? Kakuyu tajnu skryvala "e;Imperatrica Aleksandra"e;? Na chto vy gotovy, chtoby vyzhit'?
I was to stand trial for my life. I was twenty-two years old. I had been married for ten weeks and a widow for six. It is 1914 and Europe is on the brink of war. When a magnificent ocean liner suffers a mysterious explosion en route to New York City, Henry Winter manages to secure a place in a lifeboat for his new wife Grace. But the survivors quickly realize the boat is over capacity and could sink at any moment. For any to live, some must die. Over the course of three perilous weeks, the passengers on the lifeboat plot, scheme, gossip and console one another while sitting inches apart. Their deepest beliefs are tested to the limit as they begin to discover what they will do in order to survive.
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.