A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

By Anita Shreve

Margaret and Patrick were married quite a few months after they trigger on what they desire should be an excellent adventure-a yr dwelling 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 mountaineering excursion to Mount Kenya, and so they eagerly agree. yet in the course of their harrowing ascent, a terrible coincidence 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, might be forever.
A swap in Altitude illuminates the internal 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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So much waste. Suddenly, Kelzy was there, her warm breath bathing him in comfort as the years of sorrow engulfed him. He reached out to the one living being he’d allowed himself to care for and wrapped his arms around her neck. Jared buried his face against her gleaming hide as the emotion welled up and over, pouring out of him with the tears he’d never allowed himself to shed before. He cried for the family he’d lost. For the king. For the years of desolation and pain. Darian came up behind him and put a strong arm around his shoulders as Jared wept for the first time in many, many years.

It was best to do that here on the ledge where provisions had been made to remove the contaminated water safely, before the dragons moved around into other parts of the Lair and spread the noxious stuff around too much. Jared turned to the man at his side, looking him up and down before reaching out a hand in welcome. Absently, he noticed Adora hovering near one of the injured dragons some yards distant, a strange look on her face as she watched them. She’d avoided him since that night he’d brought her to climax with his mouth and fingers, just as he had avoided her.

Straight white teeth shone in contrast to his tanned skin. He had hair black as a raven’s wing and startling, almost ghostly, blue eyes that smiled easily and sincerely at her, though he was still in a bit of pain, she well knew. She busied herself looking over his leg injury. It was still swollen, but healing nicely now that he was off his feet. ” She laughed. “Much friskier too, I see. ” “Actually…” His eyes grew serious. ” She dared not look up to meet his gaze as she changed the dressing on his leg wound.

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