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Publisher Description

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 , 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 and into the core of our most intimate relationships.

Fiction & Literature
September 22
Little, Brown and Company
Hachette Digital, Inc.

Customer Reviews

Julie Marshall ,

A change in altitude

Very good. The ending left you wondering.

Perky too ,

A Change In Altitude

Probably my least favorite book by this author. I never got to liking a single character, and the whole story just seemed kind of pointless. One review said it was a "slog". I have to agree.

Lisa Barton ,

A change in altitude

Even though this book was one of my first books by this author, I found it to be compelling and at times interesting. What could make this book more interesting was the author could of had the couple featured was to explain the marriage and the impact of the incident in the story. Other than that, it was a good book, not the best, but it did draw you in to Africa.

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