A Change in Altitude

by Anita Shreve

Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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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.

A Change in Altitude Synopsis

Margaret and Patrick, married just a few months, set off on a great adventure ? a year living in Kenya. While Patrick practices medicine, Margaret works as a photojournalist, capturing a dizzying and sometimes dangerous city on film. When a British couple invites the newlyweds on a climbing expedition to the summit of Mount Kenya, they eagerly agree. 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. With stunning language and striking emotional intensity, A Change in Altitude illuminates the irrevocable impact of tragedy and the elusive nature of forgiveness.

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.

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ISBN: 9780349120591
Publication date: 29/04/2010
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780349120591
Publication date: 29/04/2010
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780349120591
Publication date: 29th April 2010
Author: Anita Shreve
Publisher: Abacus an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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 ...

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