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Margaret and Patrick have been married just a few months when they set off on what they hope will be a great adventure-a year living in Kenya. Margaret quickly realizes there is a great deal she doesn’t know about the complex mores of her new home, and about her own husband.
A British couple invites the newlyweds to join on a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and they eagerly agree. But during their harrowing ascent, a horrific accident occurs. In the aftermath of the tragedy, Margaret struggles to understand what happened on the mountain and how these events have transformed her and her marriage, perhaps forever.
A Change in Altitude illuminates the inner landscape of a couple, the irrevocable impact of tragedy, and the elusive nature of forgiveness. With stunning language and striking emotional intensity, Anita Shreve transports us to the exotic panoramas of Africa and into the core of our most intimate relationships.
# Paperback: 336 pages
# Publisher: Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (May 4, 2010)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0316020710
I really enjoy Ms. Shreve’s writing. I’ve read a few of her other books and always look forward to reading them. This book did not disappoint. The story delves into the complications and heartache that humans can bring upon themselves. Ms. Shreve also does a wonderful job of describing life in Kenya and the extremes that exists there. I read this book in a day…just couldn’t put it down.
Check out more of Anita Shreve’s work at her website www.anitashreve.com
Do you have a favorite Anita Shreve book??? I think my favorite is still The Pilot’s Wife.