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A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve
  

A Change in Altitude

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Anita Shreve always manages to throw a curve ball into events and change her characters lives irrevocably. A newly married couple find out how little they know about each other while on a Kenyan expedition. Get ready for powerful, emotional stuff.

If you like Anita Shreve you might also like to read books by Lionel Shriver, Joyce Maynard and Mary Vensel White.


The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. A young, recently married American couple with a taste for adventure, Margaret and Patrick jump at the chance to climb Mount Kenya with their British landlords, Arthur and Diana, during their year-long stay in the country. But the difficult ascent ends abruptly in tragedy, and Margaret’s behaviour is an important contributing factor in the accident. Back on the ground, the couple must come to terms with their experience and its lasting consequences for their relationship. Anita Shreve presents a sensitive portrait of a marriage, and the changing forces of misfortune and idealism, in this moving novel of guilt and forgiveness.
~ Susie Cogan

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A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

Newlyweds Margaret and Patrick set off on a great adventure -- a year living in Kenya in a dizzying and sometimes dangerous city. Shuttling between expat suburbs and squalid shantytowns, Margaret realizes there is a great deal she doesn't know about the complex culture of her new home, and about her husband.

The newlyweds eagerly take part in a climbing expedition to the summit of Mount Kenya. But during their arduous ascent a horrific accident occurs. In its aftermath, Margaret struggles to understand what happened on the mountain and how it has transformed her and her marriage, perhaps for ever.

When small actions have unintended, catastrophic consequences, where does responsibility lie, and can blame ever truly be laid to rest? With stunning language and striking emotional intensity, A Change in Altitude illuminates the inner landscape of a couple, the irrevocable impact of tragedy and the elusive nature of forgiveness.

About the Author

Anita Shreve

Anita Shreve is the author of fifteen best-selling novels which have spent more than 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller Lists. The Weight of Water was short listed for the Orange Prize and The Pilot’s Wife was selected by Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Book club’ series. Shreve started her writing career as a journalist and her award-winning short stories and non-fiction have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Cosmopolitan and Esquire. Shreve is married to a man she met when she was 13. She has two children and three stepchildren and lives in Massachusetts.

Anita Shreve was our Author of the Month in February 2012.

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Publication date

29th April 2010

Author

Anita Shreve

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Publisher

Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780349120591

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