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Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Change In Altitude by Anita Shreve

A Change in Altitude: A Novel


Title: A Change In Altitude        
Series: N/A
Author: Anita Shreve
Genre: Fiction
Publisher:  Bay Back Books
Received: Purchased
Release Date: May  2010   
Pages: 336

What is it About?

A newly married couple suffer up and downs in there relationship as they both work on there careers and making friends.

My Thoughts:

The up and downs of this couples relationship in the book seemed understandable at times and then at times ridiculous  and I was going to say that is unrealistic but maybe now that I think about the first part of this sentence, I am wrong.  It has real moments about a married couple that I don’t think many people can understand why they are together.  Instead of the starting the story in on the loved affair that brought them together we are brought in on what starts to drive them to different worlds.

It is not a very happy story I would say that is why I didn’t like very much.  It is the kind of story that will depress you if you think about it to much.

I read this for a book club selection but had a hard time finishing it.   In fact I am not even sure if I did.  

I liked reading about the joyous parts in the book like the wife starting her career and the couple trying hard to work through there differences.  There was much joy in this book though.  Maybe that is the altitude it was suppose to be on but it made me not enjoy it.


Anita Shreve Official Site

1 comment:

Luxembourg said...

The dialects and terms from Africa used in the novel make it confusing sometimes to figure out what the author is describing, but context clues help you to figure them out soon enough. After visiting the author's website,, I learned that she actually lived in Africa for three years and actually climbed Mt. Kenya, so there is accuracy to the locations and towns described. Also, after reading her biography, I like the book a little more and want to read more of her work. I am not a fan of the cursing and the taking of the Lord's name in vain throughout the book.