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The Resource To capture what we cannot keep, Beatrice Colin

To capture what we cannot keep, Beatrice Colin

Label
To capture what we cannot keep
Title
To capture what we cannot keep
Statement of responsibility
Beatrice Colin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Emile 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. 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"--
Summary
A tale set against a backdrop of the late-19th-century construction of the Eiffel Tower follows the romantic relationship between a widow whose precarious financial situation forces her to chaperone two wealthy Scottish charges and a bourgeois family businessman who must marry a suitable wife
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Loan Stars Favourites, 2016
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10539782
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colin, Beatrice
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6103.O443
LC item number
T6 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Businessmen
  • Social classes
  • Tour Eiffel (Paris, France)
Target audience
adult
Label
To capture what we cannot keep, Beatrice Colin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250071446
Lccn
2016016418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 913924460
  • (OCoLC)913924460
Label
To capture what we cannot keep, Beatrice Colin
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9781250071446
Lccn
2016016418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 913924460
  • (OCoLC)913924460

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