January Book Club for Grown Ups

To Capture What We Cannot Keep
by Beatrix Colin
In February 1886, few options are available to a woman without a husband or an inheritance. So when Caitriona Wallace finds herself widowed and impoverished at only thirty years old, she must fend for herself. She accepts a position as a chaperon to two wealthy young Scots, Alice and Jamie Arrol, accompanying them on a tour of Europe. And in Paris, Cait is swept into a relationship unlike any she has known before. On a hot-air balloon ride, she meets Emile Nouguier, a designer of the Eiffel Tower, the most controversial building of its time. Their first encounter is laced with possibility, but back on firm ground, their vastly different social strata are clear to both of them. As the Eiffel Tower rises, a marvel of steel and air and light, the subject of extreme controversy and symbol of the future, Cait and Emile must decide if their love is worth overthrowing everything.
“Thrilling…Full of depth, promise, and hope.” –– Bookpage
Thursday, January 25  – 7:00
Tuesday January 2, 2018