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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ARC Arrival: A Change in Altitude

A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company/Hachette Books

About the book: Twenty-eight-year-old Margaret travels to Kenya with her new husband, Patrick, with the intent of staying a year. In a dizzying multicultural city, she struggles to maintain her balance as her sense of self, her marriage, and her understanding of the world are shaken to the core.

Invited on a climbing expedition to Mt. Kenya, the newlyweds are caught up in a horrific accident. In its aftermath, Margaret must try to understand exactly what happened on that mountain and what it has done to her and to her marriage.

A major author in terms of critical acclaim and bestseller status, Anita Shreve limns the secrets at the core of our closest relationships and the ways in which lives can turn on the axis of a single catastrophic event. (from the back cover)

About the author: 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. (from the back cover)

A Change in Altitude
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company, Sept 22, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-316-02070-1
320 pages

2 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm really excited about this one!

Rebecca :) said...

The cover looks suspiciously like the cover for Burnt Shadows I think it's called.

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