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Meet Me at the Museum

Meet Me at the Museum
 

Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. From 70-year-old debut author Youngson comes a novel about a farmer's wife and a museum curator seeking second chances, hailed by NPR as the charmer of the summer.

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ISBN 9781250295170
Barcode 9781250295170
Published 6 August 2019 by Flatiron Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Youngson, Anne
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ISBN-13 9781250295170
ISBN-10 1250295173
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Flatiron Books
Imprint Flatiron Books
Publication Date 6 August 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Youngson, Anne
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 227g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 993888

Description of this Book

Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savor. -- Annie Barrows, #1 New York Times bestselling 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? More praise for Meet Me at the Museum: the charmer of the summer...A touching, hopeful story about about figuring out what matters and mustering the courage to make the necessary changes. -- NPR

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award An Indie Next and LibraryReads Selection The charmer of the summer...A touching, hopeful story about figuring out what matters and mustering the courage to make necessary changes. --NPR How subtle. How perceptive...Meet Me at the Museum is gently provoking, delving into how we interact with our children, our spouses, our communities, but mostly with ourselves. --Minneapolis Star Tribune A farmer's wife and a museum curator begin a life-changing correspondence in this lovely book by Anne Youngson, a first-time novelist at age 70. --Woman's Day (Editor's Choice) A beautiful, moving, and utterly mesmerizing tale about life, love, and starting over, Meet Me at the Museum will make even the most cynical listeners believe in second chances. --Bustle Beautifully written and deeply moving, Meet Me at the Museum is a superb--and tenderhearted--debut that will interest anyone who's ever questioned how they became the person they are today. --Shelf Awareness This sweet novel, which unfolds through a series of letters, is a short but spellbinding story of life and friendship. --Hello Giggles A thoughtful meditation on buried passions, regrets, love, grief, and loneliness. But Youngson's debut offers hope for change in its tender exploration of what it means to have experienced a life well-lived. --The Guardian Already being hailed as a classic...Absolutely beautiful, about loss and the life choices we make. --Daily Mail Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savor. --Annie Barrows, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Precise, clear, funny, poignant, and truthful. This is a work of art, dear readers. Revel in its beauty. --Adriana Trigiani, New York Times bestselling author of The Shoemaker's Wife and Lucia, Lucia A moving tribute to friendship and love, to the courage of the ordinary, and to starting again. --Rachel Joyce, New York Times bestselling author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry Exquisite. Its characters somehow resist following their story and reverse themselves into a new one. A beautiful, lasting read. --James Hannah, author of The A to Z of You and Me Tender, wise, and moving, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to cherish. --John Boyne, New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas A wise and tender novel. Proof that the richest fruits come on the edge of autumn. --Sarah Dunant, New York Times bestselling author of The Birth of Venus Intriguing and compelling, Meet Me at the Museum invites you into the meeting place between two people, imparting wisdom, thought, and endless charm. --Jennifer Ryan, bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir A beautiful, affecting novel of late love. --Nina Stibbe, author of Love, Nina Readers are sure to love this wise and witty debut that celebrates the art of letter writing and the kindness of strangers. --Phaedra Patrick, author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper Full of grace and humanity. --Sunday Times If you only read one book this year, read this. Highly recommended. --Mature Times Insightful, emotionally acute, and absorbing. --The Daily Express

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Author's Bio

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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