"Visual and sharply focused....Shreve knows how to keep a reader engaged." (Washington PostValerie Sayers )
"No one is better at gently, but thoroughly probing the interior life of her characters than Anita Shreve....A Change in Altitude reflects many of Shreve's familiar themes: loss and grief, the relationship between a man and woman, and how one moment can change a life forever. Shreve weaves a strong mix of exotic Africa and interesting characters, producing a potent story that will keep readers thinking about them long after the last page of the novel." (NewsdayMary Foster )
"Shreve takes readers from Nairobi's lush suburbs to its fetid slums, from the drawing-room world of the white gentry to that of its black servants....A Change in Altitude rises a few thousand feet above typical women's fiction." (USA TodayOlivia Barker )
"Prepare to cancel all your appointments as you race through this dramatic saga....Enthralling. The mountains Margaret must climb-literally, and figuratively-are difficult ones. Readers will be eager to learn if she successfully scales the peak." (BookpageEliza Borné )
"A winner. Once again, Shreve's fans can approach her book with the confident anticipation that she will provide yet another satisfying experience. A Change in Altitude is an unusual kind of page-turner, part whodunit, part adventure story....Readers will vicariously enjoy all facets of this adventure in Africa from the safety of their own armchair." (Free-Lance StarDiane Makovsky )
About the Author
Anita Shreve is the acclaimed author of 14 previous novels, including Testimony; The Pilot's Wife, which was a selection of Oprah's Book Club; and The Weight of Water, which was a finalist for England's Orange prize. She lives in Massachusetts.
“I fell into this story and the depth of emotions the author carries throughout…. Mr. Baron touches my heart and soul with his book. Telling a romantic story from the male perspective is not only a unique one, but breathtaking as well. I am looking forward to putting this on my shelf and re-reading this for many years to come.” -- Coffee Time Romance
"Michael Baron reveals his characters secrets in ways that make us care about them. Their search for love makes Crossing the Bridge a compelling read." -- Ann Pearlman, Author of The Christmas Cookie Club and Infidelity
“Michael Baron is an exceptionally gifted writer who is clever in delving into the inner feelings of his characters. The struggle he has portrayed for Hugh is nearly insurmountable and shows how much this character grows during his trials and tribulations. It's heartwarming to see how this family eventually pulls together in understanding and love for each other to learn to live again after death has torn them apart.” -- Fresh Fiction
“Writing eloquently about life, death, loss and love, Baron has a firm grasp on human frailty. This emotional story is about a man coming to terms with his past and trying to figure out his future. Excellent!” -- RT Book Reviews
“A love story that tugs on your heart from page one. The characters came to life to the point I didn't want the story to end….The characters took on a real-life quality whereas they could have been my family and friends. I highly recommend this warm and touching love story.” -- CMash Loves to Read
“This book was very emotional and really made me feel for the characters. It was hard to put down because I was so involved with the story that I needed to find out what happened next. If you like love stories that will make you cry, this is certainly one for you to read.” -- Confessions of an Overworked Mom
Hugh Penders has been stuck in neutral for nearly a decade since his brother Chase died in a car accident. He carries with him two secrets that he has never been able to share with anyone: that he believes he might have been able to prevent the accident, and that he was deeply in love with Chase's girlfriend, Iris.
When Hugh's father suffers a debilitating heart attack, Hugh must return to the New England home he's been running away from for the past ten years. One day, he encounters Iris, who has long since moved away, on the street. They begin a friendship and Hugh believes he's falling in love with Iris all over again.
But the ghost of Chase haunts both of them. And when each reveals a truth the other never knew, their lives, their vision of Chase, and their chances for a future together will change forever.
Charged by the power of desire and the impact of loss, Crossing the Bridge is a soulful, romantic novel that will speak to you deeply