A Change in Altitude: A Novel
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2009-09-22
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
I listened to the unabridged audiobook of this book, read by Laurence Bouvard, and I enjoyed it more than I had expected, given that it was primarily a book about hiking. Although I was irritated by how little training the characters had done before attempting to climb Mount Kenya, I was interested...
This book was okay. Compared to other books by this author, and I've read nearly all of them, it seemed a bit contrived.
I haven't read anything by this author before, but this book did not make me want to read anything else. How could Oprah have picked one of her books, I don't know. I guess I'll have to read that one. This one, however, was extremely disorganized, all over the place, and not very concise. There is n...
I wasn't too enthralled while reading this, but once I put it down, I realized what a wonderful story it is. Anita Shreve's books are alway sublime and I never comprehend the real meaning until I read the last page. This would be a wonderful book for a book group since there are so many angles of th...