December 20, 2009

Giveaway: A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve

WINNERS: Connie in Illinois, Lorraine in Canada, Marjana in Florida, Beth in Connecticut and Denny in Alaska







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Anita's Website


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.

To enter to win one of five copies just visit Anita's website and comment on one thing you learned while visiting. It could be anything.


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Giveaway open to US and Canada only. Please, no PO Boxes. Winners will be selected December 30th and will have 48 hours to respond to the winning email. Please be sure to leave me an email address in your comment if it's not in your profile or your post using anonymous.


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38 comments :

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize Anita Shreve had read 15 books, I was only familiar with about a half dozen of them. This new one sounds like a winner!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I didn't know she was married to her husband that she knew since she was 13. That's devotion right there...knowing someone that long.
Great giveaway as always! :)

connie_bryant@hotmail.com

aka ConnieJ on FR

Beth (BBRB) said...

Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts (just outside Boston), the eldest of three daughters.

BethsBookReviewBlog AT gmail DOT com

Barbara J. Smith said...

I love Anita Shreve and havve read what I thought was ALL of her books. Apparently not since I haven't read all 15 of them. I better get going.

Martha Lawson said...

I learned that she taught school for a number of years in and around the Boston area.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Meadow said...

I learned that Anita Shreve lived in Nairobi, Kenya for three years. This new book will surely encompass some of what she felt and observed during her time living in Kenya.

Some Lucky Dog said...

I learned that Anita Shreve was born near Boston. She was a teacher, but quit to begin writing and started with short stories. I also learned she's written more than I ever knew!

Some Lucky Dog said...

12-21 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/6918112437

scottsgal said...

She wrote for a magazine in Africa for 3 years.
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Benita said...

I am impressed that Anita Shreeve lived in Kenya for 3 years and wrote for a magazine there.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Stacie said...

She has 2 children and 3 stepchildren.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

kalynnick said...

I didn't know Anita knew her husband since she was a kid!

kalynnick AT yahoo DOT com

ddurance said...

I like that she has character listings for each of her books.

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com

enyl said...

I think it's awesome that she met her husbanc at 13 and they are still married.
enyl(at)inbox(dot)com

enyl said...

Tweeted. Twitter ID: twitter@enylstill

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dor said...

Anita Shreve grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts.

dorcontest at gmail dot com

Some Lucky Dog said...

12-22 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/6954011941

Some Lucky Dog said...

12-23 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/6977780137

Denny, Alaska said...

Anita won an O. Henry prize. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

denny(dot)gill(at)gmail(dot)com

catss99 said...

the website has very detailed guides for reading groups/book clubs
amanda
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catss99 said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/6991415135
amanda
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

"Shreve is married to a man she met when she was 13." *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted
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Some Lucky Dog said...

12-24 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/7011235894

catss99 said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/7026034202
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Some Lucky Dog said...

12-25 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/7039224886

Some Lucky Dog said...

12-26 tweet
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spike said...

I learned that she had been a journalist in Kenya

catss99 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/7105198068
amanda
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Some Lucky Dog said...

12-27 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/7109418715

catss99 said...

http://twitter.com/catss99/status/7116745215
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Some Lucky Dog said...

12-28 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/7146686750

catss99 said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/7152707867
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Some Lucky Dog said...

12-29 tweet
http://twitter.com/someluckydog/status/7174581159

CherylS22 said...

I learned that Anita's book, "The Pilot's Wife", became the 25th selection of Oprah's Book Club.
Thanks!

catss99 said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/catss99/status/7188559839
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Tweeted
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Anonymous said...

Hi! Got my CD set today. Thank you again! :)

Connie

connie_bryant@hotmail.com