By Anita Shreve
Margaret and Patrick were married quite a few months once they trigger on what they desire can be a superb adventure-a yr residing 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 hitch on a mountain climbing excursion to Mount Kenya, they usually eagerly agree. yet in the course of their harrowing ascent, a bad 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, possibly forever.
A switch in Altitude illuminates the interior panorama of a pair, the irrevocable effect of tragedy, and the elusive nature of forgiveness. With attractive language and awesome emotional depth, Anita Shreve transports us to the unique panoramas of Africa and into the center of our such a lot intimate relationships.
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Rafe bit the inside of his lip. Hailey’s cousin had looked like that when she’d been…what, five months along? Six? Fifteen years ago, how late could a woman legally have an abortion? If the guy had just died, would she have gone ahead with the pregnancy? His gut said yes, but he couldn’t be sure. Maybe she’d given the kid up for adoption. That was always a possibility. Either way, it was pretty obvious Dr. Maxwell didn’t have any children now, and from all his research, he knew she was the ultra-career-driven female.
His gut said yes, but he couldn’t be sure. Maybe she’d given the kid up for adoption. That was always a possibility. Either way, it was pretty obvious Dr. Maxwell didn’t have any children now, and from all his research, he knew she was the ultra-career-driven female. He’d watched her with the kids downstairs. She was a good aunt, teasing them, playing with them when they begged for her attention, but when all was said and done, she kept her distance. Lisa let out a long breath and stretched her back.
Me. Me. Me. Look at me like that. He stared at her, consumed by the sparkle in her eyes. Just once. Just long enough so I can know what it feels like. Lisa dropped the boy on his feet, tucked her hands in the back pockets of her jeans and, stepping toward the stove, laughed at something her brother-in-law said. The boy tore out of the kitchen after his cousins. And just like that, the moment passed, as if it had never even happened in the first place. Rafe blew out a shaky breath and took another long pull from the bottle in his hand.
A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve