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.
About the Author
Anita Shreve is the critically acclaimed, award-winning author of Fortune's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water, Resistance, Eden Close, and Where or When. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
Though currently residing in Northern Wisconsin, Anna was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She studied English Literature, History and Psychology at Missouri Western State University, then went on to work for the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Anna has two grown sons and a daughter who will be eighteen this year. Author of the emotionally compelling memoirs: Climbing Silver: The Sacrifice of Innocence, Promoted Silver: The Vestigial Queen, and Tarnished Silver: The Power of Deception; Anna has made it her mission to educate others about child abuse and its long term effects. " If you suspect that a child is being abused, don't just sit there shaking your head. Reach out to that child...Help that child. Do not look the other way! Do not be afraid to get involved. Wouldn't you want someone to do the same for you?"