Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What is Roberta Gately reading?

The current featured contributor at Writers Read: Roberta Gately, author of The Bracelet.

Her entry begins:
I am currently reading The Lifeboat by Charlotte Rogan. The main character, at 22 years old, is both a newlywed and a widow, and as the story opens, we find that she is also on trial for her life. Set in 1914, The Lifeboat tells the story of a shipwreck and the band of diverse and not so merry survivors crowded into a single lifeboat. It is an emotionally gripping and intense tale of the will to live and the fight to survive even if others must die. Rogan's prose pulses with the authenticity of her tale, and the plot...[read on]
About The Bracelet, from the publisher:
Newly heartbroken and searching for purpose in her life, Abby Monroe is determined to make her mark as a UN worker in one of the world’s most unstable cities: Peshawar, Pakistan. But after witnessing the brutal murder of a woman thrown from a building, she is haunted by the memory of an intricate and sparkling bracelet that adorned the victim’s wrist.

At a local women’s shelter, Abby meets former sex slaves who have miraculously escaped their captors. As she gains the girls’ trust and documents their horrifying accounts of unspeakable pain and betrayal, she joins forces with a dashing New York Times reporter who believes he can incriminate the shadowy leader of the vicious human trafficking ring. Inspired by the women’s remarkable bravery—and the mysterious reappearance of the bracelet— the duo traces evidence that spreads from remote villages of South Asia to the most powerful corners of the West, risking their lives to offer a voice to the countless innocents in bondage.
Learn more about the book and author at Roberta Gately's website, and follow the author on Facebook and Twitter.

Gately has served as a nurse and humanitarian aid worker in war zones ranging from Afghanistan to Africa, about which she wrote a series of articles for the BBC World News Online. She is also the author of the novel Lipstick in Afghanistan.

Writers Read: Roberta Gately (November 2010).

The Page 69 Test: Lipstick in Afghanistan.

My Book, The Movie: Lipstick in Afghanistan.

My Book, The Movie: The Bracelet.

Writers Read: Roberta Gately.

--Marshal Zeringue