By Anita Shreve
Margaret and Patrick were married quite a few months after they trigger on what they wish can be an exceptional adventure-a yr dwelling in Kenya. Margaret quick realizes there's a good deal she doesn't learn about the advanced mores of her new domestic, and approximately her personal husband.
A British couple invitations the newlyweds to affix on a mountain climbing excursion to <st1:place w:st="on">Mount Kenya</st1:place>, they usually eagerly agree. yet in the course of their harrowing ascent, a awful twist of fate happens. within the aftermath of the tragedy, Margaret struggles to appreciate what occurred at the mountain and the way those occasions have reworked her and her marriage, probably forever.
A switch in Altitude illuminates the interior panorama of a pair, the irrevocable effect of tragedy, and the elusive nature of forgiveness. With lovely language and outstanding emotional depth, Anita Shreve transports us to the unique panoramas of <st1:place w:st="on">Africa</st1:place> and into the center of our so much intimate relationships.
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A Change in Altitude: A Novel by Anita Shreve