Meet Me at the Museum: A Novel

Meet Me at the Museum: A Novel

by Anne Youngson


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Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award

From 70-year-old debut author Anne Youngson, a novel about a farmer's wife and a museum curator seeking second chances, hailed by NPR as "the charmer of the summer."

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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250295170
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 08/06/2019
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 45,141
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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 is being published around the world.

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Meet Me at the Museum 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this very much.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always enjoy epistolary writing style. Also always want definite closure. Personal preference. Don’t leave to my imagination!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A lovely story that brings great depth and meaning to our lives, both historically and in our personal relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't want to see the story ending!
KarenfromDothan More than 1 year ago
An epistolary novel that will resonate with many readers. It’s the story of two people entering their golden years. She a English farm wife and he a Danish museum curator. Their correspondence begins because of her fascination with the Tollund Man. An ancient man whose well preserved body was discovered in a Danish peat bog. Over the course of a year or so they correspond regularly always through letters. This is a gem of a little book. Its letters like poetry. They’re a reflective examination of lives lived and paths not taken. It will make you mourn the lost art of letter writing. It’s a thoughtful, poignant, wonderful love story and I highly recommend it.