To Capture What We Cannot Keep

To Capture What We Cannot Keep

Large Print - 2017 | Large print edition.
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An Indie Next PickSet 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. Stylish, provocative, and shimmering, it 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.
Publisher: Farmington Hills, Mich : Thorndike Press, 2017.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781410497741
Branch Call Number: Large Print COL
Characteristics: 515 pages (large print).


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samdog123 Nov 20, 2017

Interesting details about the construction of the Eiffel Tower, class structures and love that doesn't fit the social norms of the day.

abruzzo79 Mar 20, 2017

Fascinating tale of the construction of the Eiffel Tower and forbidden love.

martins_mom Feb 05, 2017

A great historical novel set in Paris in the 1880's, as well as a fine love story. I always enjoy reading about social mores from another time - and how sad living up to the expectations of others can make us.

Nov 14, 2016

Historical fiction that is based on real people can sometimes be frustrating for me, as it at times feels like the author is reduced to simply listing the events in the real figures' lives rather than telling a proper story; however, this was good! It helped that I'd never heard of the people involved and knew next-to-nothing about the construction of the Eiffel Tower before reading this book. This is romantic and unhurried, and Paris is a character in and of itself (as it should be). I read this a couple of months ago, pre-release, and I can't say it's stuck in my mind as a particularly memorable read, but it's still an enjoyable one.

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