A Change in Altitude

A Novel
By Anita Shreve (Audiobook, 2010)
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.

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.

Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of fourteen previous novels, including Testimony; The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange prize. She lives in Massachusetts.

  • A Change In Altitude by Anita Shreve

  • PRAISE FOR TESTIMONY:

    "Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire in her latest novel, a mesmerizing read centering on a sex scandal at a prestigious Vermont prep school....Shreve views all of the characters, even the most flawed, with a good deal of compassion, revealing the heartbreaking consequences of a single reckless act." (Booklist).

  • "Testimony is deeply personal, taking the reader inside the minds of everyone involved....It's an ambitious narrative technique, but Shreve nails it and makes you understand and even sympathize with everyone involved.  Just read one chapter about Silas...and try not to shed a tear....About as raw as a piece of fiction can get." (Entertainment Weekly).

  • "Shreve seamlessly weaves the 'testimony' of some twenty characters affected by the event, unveiling layers of secrets.....A chilling portrait of how bad decisions in brief moments can ruin lives." (People).

  • "A tensely wrought novel about adolescent recklessness and its repercussions....Gripping."  (TimeOut New York).

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A Change in Altitude
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio
  • Price: $19.98 US/$24.98 CAN
  • Audio Run Time: 540
  • ISBN-13: 9781607882138
  • On Sale Date: 05/04/2010
A Change in Altitude

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A Change in Altitude