Charlotte Rogan has created a story which encompasses two different points of view. They both have the same end goal- to expose something and bring the ultimate truth to light. Intermingling these stories is genius. Maggie Rayburn's life gets a little more exciting when she enters herself into this mess, and then feels compelled to make it public. Penn Sinclair's decision to expose truths about the war sends his world upside down. Every person has to decide what wrong means to him or her. And every person has to decide how far he or she will go to protect the good and truth in this world. This book is a fantastic depiction of that ideal.
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, she assumes, secure. When she finds proof of a high-level cover-up on her boss's desk, she impulsively takes it, an act that turns her world, and her worldview, upside down. Propelled by a desire to do good--and also by a newfound taste for excitement--Maggie starts to see injustice everywhere. Soon her bottom drawer is filled with what she calls "evidence," her small town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth.
For Penn Sinclair--Army Captain, Ivy League graduate, and reluctant heir to his family's fortune--a hasty decision has disastrous results. Home from Iraq and eager to atone, he reunites with three survivors to expose the truth about the war. They launch a website that soon has people talking, but the more they expose, the cloudier their mission becomes.
Now and Again is a blazingly original novel about the interconnectedness of lives, the limits of knowledge, and the consequences of doing the right thing.