Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Lifeboat: A Book Signing at NHFPL

The New Haven Free Public Library Foundation invites the public to meet an exciting new literary talent at the Ives Main Library on Thursday, April 11. Charlotte Rogan, author of the critically praised debut novel, The Lifeboat, will be on hand for a wine and cheese reception, which is a ticketed event, at 6 pm, and will offer a free public book talk at 7 pm.  For complete information, and to buy tickets for the reception, click here or call 203-946-7454. Books will be available for purchase and signing at both events.

About The Lifeboat:
Inspiration for “The Lifeboat” struck when Rogan was curiously digging around in her lawyer husband’s home library. Her attention was captured by an 18th
 century case concerning two starving castaways who were stranded in a lifeboat for weeks. When they were rescued they were charged with murder because they had resorted to cannibalism to survive. Their conviction established the principle that killing another person to save one’s own life was not a valid defense. “The Lifeboat” explores some of  the same deeply chilling questions of survival.

"Exciting at the literal level and brutally moving at the existential.” 
—Emma Donoghue, author of Room


About Charlotte Rogan:

Ms. Rogan began shaping The Lifeboat more than a decade ago while she was living in Dallas raising her triplets, who are now in college. When she pulled the manuscript out of a drawer a couple of years ago, practically on a whim, her agent sent it to Little, Brown & Co., and a few months after her 57th birthday, Ms. Rogan signed her first book contract. For more information visit