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Westport Library Hosting Local Author Charlotte Rogan Book Signing

Best-selling author Charlotte Rogan, a Westport resident, will speak May 3 at the Westport Library.
Best-selling author Charlotte Rogan, a Westport resident, will speak May 3 at the Westport Library. Photo Credit: Nina Subin

WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport resident and internationally best-selling author Charlotte Rogan will meet fans and discuss her new novel, "Now and Again" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Westport Library’s McManus Room.

Rogan's new novel will be available for purchase and signing at the library.

The book explores issues of morality and justice, similarly to her acclaimed debut novel "The Lifeboat."

"Now and Again" is included on lists of the most-anticipated books of 2016 by The Millions and The Huffington Post, as well as on Bookpage‘s 2016 preview and Brooklyn Magazine‘s list of 101 books to read this year.

The novel is about Maggie Rayburn, a wife, mother, and longtime secretary at a munitions plant. After coming across proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss’s desk, Rayburn decides to take it, triggering a chain of events that turns her world and her worldview upside down.

Motivated by a desire to do something good, and a thirst for excitement, she begins to see injustice everywhere.

When her small town turns against her, she must decide how far she'll go for the truth.

“ 'Now and Again' is breathtaking in its scope and insight," said Patrick Flanery, author of "Absolution and I Am No One." "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.”

Rogan studied architecture at Princeton University and worked for a construction firm before turning to writing fiction.

She is the author of "The Lifeboat," which was nominated for the Guardian First Book Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and has been translated into 26 languages.

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