Thursday, September 10, 2009

Giveaway: A Change in Altitude

Anita Shreve, author of the wildly popular The Pilot's Wife, brings us Margaret, a young woman questioning herself on many levels, in A Change in Altitude.
From the Publisher: 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 culture of her new home, and about her own husband.

A British couple invites the newlyweds to join them on a climbing expedition to Mount Kenya, and they eagerly agree. Margaret is the weaker and more timid of the climbers, and Diana, their new friend, the strongest, and very competitive. During their difficult 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.

The excitement of experiencing life in Africa for a year is overtaken by Margaret's introspection and personal growth, shared with the reader in the third person, making the reading of her musings seem almost like an analytical exercise. This book made me think about how people go about making major life decisions such as moving to another continent or who to marry, as well as wonder how long one has to know another to truly know them.
As part of the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Celebration of Books, Hachette has generously offered me three copies of A Change in Altitudefor my readers. We'll go with all the standards ways to enter, be sure to leave a separate comment for each different thing.
  1. Leave a comment on this post stating that you'd like to win the book. Be sure that there is a valid email address attached to your profile or in your comment so I can contact you when you win. For the other 3 chances, if you already do them, still leave a separate comment so the random number generator gives you all your chances.
  2. Become a Follower of the Evil Overlord,
  3. Follow me on Twitter and/or Tweet about the giveaway (2 separate entries),
  4. Become a Fan of my Facebook Page and/or share the giveaway on your wall (2 separate entries),
  5. Let me know you are participating in BBAW also, with a link to one of your posts.
The 3 winners will be selected on Sunday, September 20, and notified via email.
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24 comments:

Tammy said...

Hi sweets! SOunds like a wonderful book. How exciting to have a chance to win. I will put it in my post for tomorrow. You know I am a follower of yours. ;D

Buttercup said...

Need to get the button on my blog. I enjoy Anita Shreve very much and this looks great.

Debs Desk said...

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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Debs Desk said...

I am following on Twitter - debdesk.
Thanks
Debbie
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holdenj said...

I read The Pilot's Wife several years ago, this Shreve book also looks very good. Would love to be entered! Thanks!
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Jemima said...

I would love to enter. Anita Shreve is a great author.

email: thereadingjourney[at]gmail[dot]com

Jemima said...

I am now following you on twitter. My screen name is ami30

Jemima said...

I also became a fan of your facebook page!

Jemima said...

I am also participating in BBAW. You just entered my giveaway which is how I discovered yours! Here is a link: http://thereadingjourney.blogspot.com/2009/09/bbaw-giveaway-1.html

Diane said...

I'd love to enter (sounds great):

dd DOT bookgoddess AT gmail DOT com

thanks

Theresa N. said...

I've just found this author would love to read this book.
thanks,
theresa N
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Sue said...

I'd love to win! Anita Shreve is one of my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Lucyinthesky said...

I'd love a chance to win this Anita Shreve book as she is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for the chance!

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Lucyinthesky said...

Following you now! (Ally/rubymoon)


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Misusedinnocence said...

I would love to read this. :)

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Megan said...

I'd love to win this. I enjoy Anita Shreve, and this sounds like something a little different for her.

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Megan said...

I'm a follower, too. =)

Megan said...

And a BBAW participant!

Thanks!

Alexa said...

Enter me please!

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Alexa said...

I follow your blog.

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Alexa said...

I follow you on twitter.(naggy8)

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