Set in Kenya in the 1970′s, A Change in Altitude by Anita Shreve, is the story of Margaret and Patrick–newlyweds who venture to Africa for Patrick’s work as a physician. An English couple invites them on a climb of Mt. Kenya, which ends in tragedy. The incident has a profound effect on the marriage of Margaret and Patrick. The story follows their relationship as Margaret becomes involved with the people of Kenya through her job as a photojournalist. She loves the beauty of the country and its people but is troubled by the poverty and violence she encounters. The story is compelling–illustrating complex human relationships along with fascinating glimpses into life in Africa. Shreve raises thought-provoking questions about the nature of success and the qualities of forgiveness, perception and determination.