After twenty five years of marriage, Annie and Wesley are living the type of elegant, sophisticated life in Paris that many Americans dream about. Their apartment in the Marais district is filled with wonderful food, accomplished friends, and good wine. All of this changes when Wesley loses his job and an attractive, magnetic woman enters their lives. Suddenly the sights, smells and sounds of Paris are cast in a different light, and may never be the same.
"In Capturing Paris, we meet Annie Reed, poet and wife, navigating through a year of upheaval. Through it all, her adopted city of Paris glows, with its abundance of charm, quirks, and moods, all beautifully captured in Katharine Davis's sensitive observations."
--Leslie Pietrzyk, author of Pears on a Willow Tree and A Year and a Day,
"In this graceful and atmospheric first novel, Katharine Davis explores a question that fascinates us all: what if I had chosen differently, when I still had my choices to make? Through Annie's reinvention of herself in a time of flux, we see anew the consequences of deciding to be who we are, and the consequences of questioning all that we have been".
--Carolyn Parkhurst, author of The Dogs of Babel
Born in Summit, New Jersey, KATHARINE DAVIS grew up in Europe. For the last thirty years, she has lived in Washington, DC where she has worked at the National Gallery of Art, taught French, written a cooking column for The York Weekly, and raised two children. This is her first novel.
The descriptions of the food, the weather, the streets of Paris, and the countryside are all very nice, but there's nothing to sink your teeth into. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Anne
The best word to describe this book is drivel. The characters are shallow and the plot predictable. We have lived in Paris and I love reading all types of books set there from... Read morePublished 20 months ago by DRSP
Every now and then I need to read a good book about Paris. This is a good Paris "fix", in my opinion. I read it and passed it on to others who also love Paris. Read morePublished 24 months ago by pamela gregg
I found this book depressing and shallow. I also found it did not convey a good sense of Paris. I kept asking why she was willing to abandon everything to stay in a city that was... Read morePublished on April 20, 2013 by Ashton
This is an almost perfectly told tale of middle-aged marital ennui set against a backdrop of American upper-middle-class angst in the world of contemporary expatriate Paris. Read morePublished on September 4, 2012 by Paul A. Myers
This is a light but thought-provoking novel which focuses on many women's issues! Davis brings Paris to life with many French expressions interspersed throughout. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by Patricia L. Marsh
This is the best novel I've read in quite awhile.I didn't give it the extra star only because it was a bit slow-moving. I really felt like I was in Paris. Read morePublished on August 4, 2011 by Horselady
What a marvelous read! Great protagonist. And the splendid way Ms. Davis captures (no pun intended) the myriad "flavors" of Paris is quite remarkable. Read morePublished on January 22, 2011 by Gilbert Benevides
I bought this book as something to read while in Paris. I couldn't finish it. The characters are predictable and unimaginative - Harvard educated lawyer on assignment in Paris,... Read morePublished on November 7, 2009 by Crusty