Meet Me at the Museum: A Novel

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Flatiron Books, Aug 7, 2018 - Fiction - 224 pages

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award

“The charmer of the summer.”
—NPR

“Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savor.”
—Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen, an urbane man of facts, has lost his wife and his hopes for the future. On an isolated English farm, Tina Hopgood is trapped in a life she doesn’t remember choosing. Both believe their love stories are over.

Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney’s famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. And from their vastly different worlds, they find they have more in common than they could have imagined. As they open up to one another about their lives, an unexpected friendship blooms. But then Tina’s letters stop coming, and Anders is thrown into despair. How far are they willing to go to write a new story for themselves?

 

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User Review  - tuf25995 - LibraryThing

Truly just the definition of ‘okay’, in my opinion. I did not get truly interested until about 65% of the way in, and the book is not very long. Even in the most dramatic parts, I still wasn’t really that invested. It was fine. Just fine. Read full review

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User Review  - LyndaInOregon - LibraryThing

Anne Youngson manages to pose some interesting questions, and to develop at least one lovely metaphor, in this epistolary novel. In it, a British farm wife and a Danish museum curator strike up an odd ... Read full review

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Anne Youngson is retired and lives in Oxfordshire. She has two children and three grandchildren to date. Meet Me at the Museum is her first novel and was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

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