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To Capture What We Cannot Keep

To Capture What We Cannot Keep

(2016)
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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 Emile 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. Emile 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 Emile must decide what their love is worth.

Seamlessly weaving historical detail and vivid invention, Beatrice Colin evokes the revolutionary time in which Cait and Emile 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.

Genre: Historical
 
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Hardback Editions

March 2017 : USA Hardback
Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Author(s): Beatrice Colin
ISBN: 1-4104-9774-7 / 978-1-4104-9774-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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July 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel
Author(s): Beatrice Colin
ISBN: 1-250-07144-5 / 978-1-250-07144-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Author(s): Beatrice Colin
ISBN: 1-250-13877-9 / 978-1-250-13877-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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February 2017 : Australia Perfect Paperback
Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep
Author(s): Beatrice Colin
ISBN: 1-76029-172-2 / 978-1-76029-172-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

November 2016 : USA Audio CD
Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel
Author(s): Beatrice Colin
ISBN: 1-4272-7290-5 / 978-1-4272-7290-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: To Capture What We Cannot Keep: A Novel
Author(s): Beatrice Colin
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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