A Change of Climate: A Novel

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Henry Holt and Company, Apr 1, 2007 - Fiction - 336 pages
2 Reviews

A New York Times Notable Book

Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. Thirty years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and thirty years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.

 

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User Review  - otterley - LibraryThing

I hope that Hilary Mantel returns to contemporary settings, much as I love her period work. This novel, set amongst the virtuous and socially liberal in the countryside is bracing, challenging, funny ... Read full review

A CHANGE OF CLIMATE

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Acclaimed British novelist Mantel (An Experiment in Love, 1996, etc.; see below) offers a provocative take on men and women of goodwill side-swiped by unsuspected evil and betrayal in places as far ... Read full review

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Contents

ONE
5
TWO
13
THREE
28
FOUR
61
FIVE
110
SIX
142
SEVEN
172
EIGHT
227
NINE
265
TEN
299
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About the author (2007)

Hilary Mantel is the critically acclaimed author of eight novels, including The Giant, O'Brien and Eight Months on Ghazzah Street, and a memoir, Giving Up the Ghost. A winner of the Hawthornden Prize, she reviews for The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. She lives in England.

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