Now and Again by Charlotte Rogan audiobook

Now and Again

By Charlotte Rogan
Read by various narrators

Little, Brown & Company 9780316380935
14.77 Hours Unabridged
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A provocative novel about the fallout from a search for truth by the author of the national bestseller The Lifeboat. 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’ desk, she impulsively takes it, turning her world upside down. Propelled by a desire to do good—and a newfound 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. Now and Again examines the interconnectedness of lives, the limits of knowledge, and the consequences of doing the right thing.

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Summary

Summary

A BookRiot Pick for April 2016 

A provocative novel about the fallout from a search for truth by the author of the national bestseller The Lifeboat.

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’ desk, she impulsively takes it, turning her world upside down. Propelled by a desire to do good—and a newfound 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. Now and Again examines the interconnectedness of lives, the limits of knowledge, and the consequences of doing the right thing.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Rogan’s debut novel, The Lifeboat, was a suspenseful, psychological survival story, and her new novel is just as harrowing, and even more complex.” Huffington Post
“An absorbing search for truth…no less exciting than her first…extremely topical…Rogan writes successfully, and forcefully, about experiences that are foreign until they feel familiar.” Christian Science Monitor
“Rogan’s second novel…delineates the journey from outrage to action to doubt, contrasting mundane routines with the philosophical dilemmas of ordinary people.” Publishers Weekly
“In this stunning novel from Rogan, seemingly unrelated story threads are ingeniously woven into an explosive whole…Rogan skillfully portrays characters who examine their consciences, working toward a more responsible way of living in the world. Power struggles ensue, families suffer, friendships are tested, and wells of strength are tapped, yet the author offers no pat answers to life’s difficult questions.” Library Journal
“With consummate command of narrative, Charlotte Rogan nimbly brings together whistleblowers and soldiers in a damning—and page-turning—critique of America’s military-industrial complex and its massive amount of collateral damage. It’s the novel we deserve for the war we didn’t.” Teddy Wayne, author of The Love Song of Jonny Valentine
Now and Again is breathtaking in its scope and insight. With wit, humanity, and extraordinary clarity of vision, Rogan has found the uniting thread that weaves together contemporary American life. This is America from the ground up, full of ordinary people trying to make sense of their lives, driven by that brand of frontier idealism that might yet be our last best hope.” Patrick Flanery, author of Fallen Land

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Author Bio: Charlotte Rogan

Author Bio: Charlotte Rogan

Charlotte Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University, graduating 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. She is also the author of The Lifeboat, which was nominated for the Guardian’s First Book Award, the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and has been translated into twenty-six languages. She lives in Westport, Connecticut.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.77
Audience: Adult
Language: English