Thursday, September 24, 2009
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve (Book Review)
Shared by Kristi Herbrand
Title: A Change in Altitude
Author: Anita Shreve
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (Hachette)
First sentence: We're climbing Mount Kenya.
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. (back cover)
My thoughts: I did not finish this book. This was my first Anita Shreve book and it just didn't appeal to me. I wanted to like it - I have heard so many good things about this author! Maybe it is just bad timing and my mood was not right to be able to get into this one. I am hoping that sometime soon I can try another one by her - or maybe give this one another shot - and see if I feel differently. So readers - what is your favorite Anita Shreve book? Which one should I try?
A Change in Altitude
Publisher/Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company, Sept 2009