Sunday, September 6, 2009

ANITA SHREVE: A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE

GIVEAWAY ENDED
A CHANGE IN ALTITUDE

BY ANITA SHREVE


ABOUT THE BOOK:

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 began writing fiction while working as a high school teacher. Although one of her first published stories, "Past the Island, Drifting," was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 1975, Shreve felt she couldn't make a living as a fiction writer so she became a journalist. She traveled to Africa, and spent three years in Kenya, writing articles that appeared in magazines such as Quest, US, and Newsweek. Back in the United States, she turned to raising her children and writing freelance articles for magazines. Shreve later expanded two of these articles — both published in the New York Times Magazine — into the nonfiction books Remaking Motherhood and Women Together, Women Alone. At the same time Shreve also began working on her first novel, Eden Close. With its publication in 1989, she gave up journalism for writing fiction full time, thrilled, as she says, with "the rush of freedom that I could make it up."

Since Eden Close Anita Shreve has written eleven other novels: Strange Fits of Passion, Where or When, Resistance, The Weight of Water, The Pilot's Wife, Fortune's Rocks, The Last Time They Met, Sea Glass, All He Ever Wanted, Light on Snow, A Wedding in December and, most recently, Body Surfing. In 1998 Shreve received the PEN/L. L. Winship Award and the New England Book Award for fiction.

Find out more about Anita Shreve at her website www.AniteShreve.com. Here is part of what you will find and it is about the themes she uses in her writing:

THEMES: Anita Shreve's novels are known for their sharp insight on interpersonal relationships—those between a man and a woman, a parent and a child, or longtime friends. Looking more closely, there are certain themes that are consistent throughout her novels. This section touches on some of the themes that evolve, hopefully prompting new ways to read and discuss Shreve's body of work.

  • One Moment In Life Can Change Everything
  • Home & Family
  • Examples Of Women Pushed To The Edge
  • Water
  • Loss & Grief
You will have to go to www.AnitaShreve.com to find out more on each theme!
Anita also has a Facebook group at http://www.facebook.com/anitashreve

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO MIRIAM AND THE
HACHETTE BOOK GROUP, I HAVE
5 COPIES OF THIS MARVELOUS BOOK
TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT YOU
NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!


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HOW TO ENTER

+ 1 ENTRY: GO HERE CLICK ON BOOKS, AND SEE IF YOU HAVE READ ANY OF ANITA SHREVE'S BOOKS. IF SO, TELL WHICH ONES. IF NOT, TELL AT LEAST ONE MORE YOU'D LIKE TO READ.

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ALL ENTRIES ARE DUE BY
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GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

124 comments:

Nan said...

I've read quite a few Anita Shreve books over the years: Testimony, Light on Snow, Fortunes's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, and The Weight of Water.

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Nan said...

I am a subscriber through google reads.

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Pam said...

I've also read quite of few of Anita Shreve's books: The Pilot's Wife, Testimony, Sea Glass...

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Pam said...

I'm a follower.

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Virginia said...

The Pilot's Wife
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Virginia said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am a subscriber and a google follower.
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Virginia said...

Thanks for the contest! I am a Google follower. gcwhiskas at aol dot com

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I read Testimony, and I wasn't totally crazy about it, but I'm interested in giving her another try!

I am a follower

I subscribe in Google Reader

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Marjorie said...

I am a follower with google, please count me in for this giveaway.

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MJ said...

I've read Testimony and A Wedding in December. I liked them alot.


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MJ said...

I follow on Google Reader.


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Diane said...

I've read everyone of Shreve's books. My Favs were Strange Fits of Passion, Eden Close and Resistance. I am a follower!

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Linna said...

I had read "Light on Snow," and I'd like to read more of her works. :D

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Linna said...

I'm an old follower. :D

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wheresmyrain said...

i read and loved "The Pilots Wife" and this sounds like another great Shreve.

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wheresmyrain said...

i am a follower


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traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely giveaway. I have read Resistance, Wedding in December, Light on Snow. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

chey said...

I have read the Pilot's Wife.

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chey said...

I'm a subscriber through yahoo reader

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Julie said...

I most recently read Testimony and The Pilots Wife. I would love to be entered in this contest!

Cheers
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Julie said...

I most recently read Testimony and The Pilots Wife. I would love to be entered in this contest!

Cheers
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Julie said...

I'm also already a follower

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Jenny N. said...

I have not read any of Anita's books and other than this book, I would like to read "A Wedding in December" or " The Pilot's Wife".

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Jenny N. said...

I follow you on Blogger.

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DarcyO said...

I have not read any Anita Shreve books, but A Wedding in December looks like a good one.

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Beverly said...

I remember reading Fortune's Rock during a long holiday weekend in the fall.

It was a wonderful read.

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DarcyO said...

I'm a follower with Google Friend Connect.

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Beverly said...

I am a follower

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Jen said...

I have read the Pilot's Wife.

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Jen said...

I am a follower via google friend connect.
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Jen said...

I tweeted the giveaway:
http://twitter.com/ferbird/status/3806620784
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Wanda said...

I have read The Pilot's Wife and have had my eye on Sea Glass.
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Wanda said...

I am already a follower of your blog.
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holdenj said...

I read The Pilot's Wife a few years ago and really enjoyed it.

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holdenj said...

I'm a loyal follower through Google Friend Connect.

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Jessica said...

I have not read anything by Anita Shreve but I would like to read Testimony.
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Jessica said...

I am a google friend follower.

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RAnn said...

Testimony is in my TBR stack

RAnn said...

I blogged. http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2009/09/contests.html ruthjoec at aol dot com

RAnn said...

I'm a follower ruthjoec at aoldotcom

Renee said...

I've read Testimony.

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Renee said...

I'm now a follower

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Debbie said...

She is one of my favorites! I read Testimony on vacation this summer and loved it so much!
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Debbie said...

I'm a google follower.
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Debs Desk said...

I have read The Pilot's Wife and Testimoney. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I have read The Pilot's Wife and Testimoney. Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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trishalynn0708 said...

Love Anita Shreve. Just read Testimony by her not that long ago.

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trishalynn0708 said...

I am already a google follower. :)

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trishalynn0708 said...

Blog post
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Kira R. said...

I haven't read any of Anita's books; one other that I would like to read besides this one is Strange Fits of Passion.

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Kira R. said...

I'm a google friend follower.

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Tea said...

I adore Anita Shreve's books. She's a great author. I haven't read all of her books. I've read a few.

1.Fortune's Rock
2.Eden Close
3.Light on Snow
4.Sea Glass
5.The Pilot's Wife

I really want to read "The Last Time We've Met" and "Resistance." I have both of these on my shelf. I am dying to read "A Change in Altitude." I hope, hope to win it.

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Tea said...

+1 I am a loyal follower with the computer's different ways to follow.

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dag888888 said...

The Pilot's Wife!

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dag888888 said...

Already a google friend connect follower.

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throuthehaze said...

The Pilot's Wife
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throuthehaze said...

follower with google
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Brenda said...

I haven't read any of her books but just one Sea Glass so will be reading soon! I wanted to read it and now I can.

I've been a follower through Google reader.

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windycindy said...

Hi! I have read Anita's book called
Testimony! It is a wonderful book!
I would also really like to read
Sea of Glass. Please enter me in your marvelous book giveaway drawing.
Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect and with my Google Reader
Page!
Thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

"Tweet!"
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Thanks so much.....Cindi
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Anonymous said...

I have not read a book by Anita Shreve (yet!). Would enjoy reading this one.

karen k
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Anonymous said...

i'm a follower ;)

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Sarah Osborne said...

I have never read an Anita Shreve book before, but she looks like a wonderful author. "Light on Snow" looked especially good.

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Sarah Osborne said...

I'm a google follower!

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Amy said...

Anita Shreve is one of my favorite authors! I've read All He Ever Wanted, Sea Glass, Fortune's Rocks, The Pilot's Wife, The Weight of Water and more! I want to read all of them!

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Amy said...

I am a follower via Google Reader and Blogger Dashboard as well as on Google Friend Connect.

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Amy said...

I blogged about this giveaway at
http://homeofaimala.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways.html

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Stacie said...

I'd like to read Testimony. I've never read her books before.

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thebookaddict said...

I have not read any of her books yet, but I own The Weight of Water and Fortune's Rocks. I have been wanting to read The Weight of Water for a long time, just haven't had the time yet.

Thanks for another great giveaway!

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thebookaddict said...

I follow via Google friend connect.

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thebookaddict said...

I tweeted about the contest here:

http://twitter.com/thebookaddict/status/3881546399

Bloody Bad said...

I have Testimony in my TBR pile but haven't read any other her other works
I am a follower with google friends connect

CherylS22 said...

I've never read any of Anita Shreve's books. While visiting her website, "Light on Snow" caught my interest.
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CherylS22 said...

I'm a follower through GFC
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Debbie F said...

Please include me! I have not read any of Anita Shreve's books yet but have always wanted to. The Last Time We Met looks good as does alot of others!

Thanks!
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Debbie F said...

I follow - google friend & google reader!

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Victoria said...

I love Anita Shreve and have read all of her books!!

Thank you! I'd love to read this one!

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Victoria said...

I'm a follower!

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Madeleine said...

I have read EVERY ONE of her books. Her novels contain a certain inner peace.


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Madeleine said...

I am a follower


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Madeleine said...

I am a suscriber through google reader


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Belinda M said...

I have read Testimony and The Last Time They Met. I would love to read A Change In Attitude and Light Snow


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I follow your blog


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Michelle said...

I love Anita Shreve! I've read Eden Close, A Wedding in December, All He Ever Wanted, and Testimony. Thanks for the giveaway (and the links to the themes)!

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Sue said...

I've read several -- The Pilot's Wife, Fortune's Rocks, The Weight of Water, Sea Glass, and All He Ever Wanted.
I love Anita Shreve. She's a great writer!

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Jaime said...

I haven't read any, but would also like to read SEA GLASS: SYNOPSIS
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Jaime said...

I follow your blog

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any. I'd love to read The Pilot's Wife.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I read Resistance. She's a great author.

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Misusedinnocence said...

I follow. :)

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Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I have read the Pilot's Wife, Where or When and All He Ever Wanted.

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janetfaye said...

I read the Pilot's Wife and I loved it.

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janetfaye said...

I am a loyal follower - janetfaye

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pippirose said...

I've read The Weight of Water (my fave), Where or When, and Resistance.
Please enter me--I'd love to read her new book.

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pippirose said...

Yes...I am a follower (on Blogger) as of today!
:o)

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minishoes1 said...

I have read The pilots wife and I saw the movie. They were both great! I didn't know she wrote so many books and I hope I win! Thanks! jacquecurl1(at) gmail(dot)com

minishoes1 said...

I am already a follower through google friend. jacquecurl1(at)gmail(dot)com

bekki1820cb said...

I have not read any of her books yet..but I really want to check out Sea Glass and The Last Time They Met. All of her books look awesome though! Thanks for the chance!

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I just became a follower of the blog tonight! I follow via gfc and reader!
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etirv said...

Only The Pilot's Wife!

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etirv said...

I'm already a follower!

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DCMetroreader said...

I've read the Pilot's Wife.

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DCMetroreader said...

Follower

~The Book Pixie said...

I haven't read any Anita Shreve books.

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~The Book Pixie said...

+1 Follow through google connect

Ok so you must think I'm a total jerk. I've been telling you all this time I was following when apparently I wasn't. I'm so sorry. I honestly thought I was following you. My mom is, but I wasn't. Ok, well I am now. Once again, I'm sorry.

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catss99 said...

I've read all he ever wanted, sea glass, eden close, and am reading a wedding in dec. right now!

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catss99 said...

i'm a loyal follower!
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edmontonjb said...

I have only read one of her books, The Pilots Wife. I really enjoyed it.
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I am a follower
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Luvdaylilies said...

I'd like to read A Wedding in December~
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Luvdaylilies said...

I am a loyal follower via google reader=)
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MUM said...

I haven't read any of Anita Shreve's books but I'd love to read The Pilot's Wife.

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MUM said...

+1 I'm a follower through google friend connect

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Kat Bryan said...

I have read Testimony which I really enjoyed.
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I'm a google friend blog follower.

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Nancye said...

I have "Testimony" by Anita Shreve in my to-be-read stack. I can't wait to read it!

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Nancye said...

I am a loyal follower!! (of course! :)

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