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To Capture What We Cannot Keep - A Novel

Beatrice Colin

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. 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. Polly Stone, who was praised for her use of French accents in her reading of The Nightingale, will bring the same talent to her narration of To Capture What We Cannot Keep. "Stone's French accents add authenticity and a sense of place to her reading." -AudioFile on The Nightingale

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. 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. Polly Stone, who was praised for her use of French accents in her reading of The Nightingale, will bring the same talent to her narration of To Capture What We Cannot Keep. "Stone's French accents add authenticity and a sense of place to her reading." -AudioFile on The Nightingale
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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. 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. Polly Stone, who was praised for her use of French accents in her reading of The Nightingale, will bring the same talent to her narration of To Capture What We Cannot Keep. "Stone's French accents add authenticity and a sense of place to her reading." -AudioFile on The Nightingale

Language:

English

Narrators:

Polly Stone

Length:

11h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:55


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

27:05


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

08:07


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

17:15


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

21:08


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

28:07


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:13


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

37:54


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

23:43


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

14:59


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

11:52


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

21:12


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

19:07


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

27:11


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

27:21


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

05:11


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

11:46


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

22:16


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

07:58


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

10:27


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

05:46


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

16:08


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

12:01


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

13:16


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

11:35


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

04:04


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

11:45


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

15:01


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

13:56


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

11:04


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

18:07


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

14:28


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

06:25


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

09:04


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

07:17


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

10:41


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

08:38


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

14:01


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

12:08


Part 2, Chapter 39
Part 2, Chapter 39

07:41


Part 2, Chapter 40
Part 2, Chapter 40

09:33


Part 2, Chapter 41
Part 2, Chapter 41

04:52


Part 2, Chapter 42
Part 2, Chapter 42

07:28


Part 2, Chapter 43
Part 2, Chapter 43

07:28


Part 2, Chapter 44
Part 2, Chapter 44

12:05


Part 2, Chapter 45
Part 2, Chapter 45

09:44


Part 2, Chapter 46
Part 2, Chapter 46

08:45


Part 2, Chapter 47
Part 2, Chapter 47

16:44


Part 2, Chapter 48
Part 2, Chapter 48

06:51


Part 2, Chapter 49
Part 2, Chapter 49

07:28


Part 2, Chapter 50
Part 2, Chapter 50

22:03


Part 2, Chapter 51
Part 2, Chapter 51

00:49