The Lifeboat: A Novel

The Lifeboat: A Novel

The Lifeboat: A Novel

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.

"An enthralling story of survival at sea.... One hell of a debut." (Jonathan Raban, New York Review of Books)

"The most remarkable achievement within The Lifeboat is how neatly it exceeds, and defies, expectations." (Scott Martelle, Los Angeles Times)

"An eerie, powerful debut you'll want to race through, but try to resist the urge. A slower read reveals a psychological depth that'll leave you thinking."...

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