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To Capture What We Cannot Keep

Number of page: 320
Author: eatrice Colin
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250071446
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Category: Fiction

Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young Scottish widow and a French engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love.In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris, France–a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear. Cait is a widow who because of her precarious financial situation is forced to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges. Émile is expected to take on the bourgeois stability of his family’s business and choose a suitable wife. As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and a symbol of the future, Cait and Émile must decide what their love is worth. Seamlessly weaving historical detail and vivid invention, Beatrice Colin evokes the revolutionary time in which Cait and Émile live–one of corsets and secret trysts, duels and Bohemian independence, strict tradition and Impressionist experimentation. To Capture What We Cannot Keep, stylish, provocative, and shimmering, raises probing questions about a woman’s place in that world, the overarching reach of class distinctions, and the sacrifices love requires of us all.

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About The Author

Beatrice Colin is a novelist based in Glasgow. The Glimmer Palace (2008), a novel set in Berlin in the early 20th century, was translated into eight languages, was a Richard and Judy pick, and was short-listed for several major awards. Colin also writes radio plays and adaptations for BBC Radio 4.

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  • A Google UserA Google User
    Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel charts the relationship between a young widow and an engineer who, despite constraints of class and wealth, fall in love. In February 1887, Caitriona Wallace and Émile Nouguier meet in a hot air balloon, floating high above Paris a moment of pure possibility. But back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata become clear
  • Chantale Canadian Book AddictChantale Canadian Book Addict
    Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel I found this book to be very slow and I was getting bored with the story.
  • JolieJolie
    Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel Review to come November 29th 2016
  • Milford Public LibraryMilford Public Library
    Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel Set against the backdrop of the building of the Eiffel Tower, genteel but financially strapped Cait acts as chaperone to the rich, but socially awkward Arrol siblings. Cait and tower engineer Emile
  • A Google UserA Google User
    Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep Set against the backdrop of the building of the Eiffel Tower, genteel but financially strapped Cait acts as chaperone to the rich, but socially awkward Arrol siblings. Cait and tower engineer Emile
  • The Genre MinxThe Genre Minx
    Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel I received a digital ARC of this novel, To Capture What We Cannot Keep, courtesy of NetGalley and Flatiron Books in exchange for a honest review. Will post full review closer to publication date of November 29, 2016.
  • A Google UserA Google User
    Review: To Capture What We Cannot Keep I received a digital ARC of this novel, To Capture What We Cannot Keep, courtesy of NetGalley and Flatiron Books in exchange for a honest review. Will post full review closer to publication date of November 29, 2016.
  • Barbara HoffertBarbara Hoffert
    To Capture What We Cannot Keep Young widow Caitriona Wallace must make ends meet by chaperoning two young charges, while engineer Émile Nouguier is slated to take over the family business and find a wife who fits into the
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