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Meet me at the museum /

by Youngson, Anne [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.Edition: First edition.Description: 272 pages ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9781250295163; 1250295165.Subject(s): Widowers -- Fiction | Letters -- Fiction | Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | Epistolary fiction | Epistolary fiction | Epistolary fiction | Epistolary fiction | FictionSummary: A professor in Denmark and a grandmother in England begin a correspondence, and a friendship, that develops into something extraordinary.Summary: In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen 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. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney's famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. From their vastly different worlds, they find they have more in common than they could have imagined, and an unexpected friendship blooms. When Tina's letters stop coming, Anders is thrown into despair. How far are they willing to go to write a new story for themselves? -- adapted from jacket
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<p> Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award <br> <br> "The charmer of the summer." <br> --NPR <br> <br> "Warm-hearted, clear-minded, and unexpectedly spellbinding, Meet Me at the Museum is a novel to savor." <br> --Annie Barrows, co-author of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society </p> <p>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.</p> <p>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?</p>

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A professor in Denmark and a grandmother in England begin a correspondence, and a friendship, that develops into something extraordinary.

In Denmark, Professor Anders Larsen 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. Brought together by a shared fascination with the Tollund Man, subject of Seamus Heaney's famous poem, they begin writing letters to one another. From their vastly different worlds, they find they have more in common than they could have imagined, and an unexpected friendship blooms. When Tina's letters stop coming, Anders is thrown into despair. How far are they willing to go to write a new story for themselves? -- adapted from jacket

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Library Journal Review

[DEBUT] Trying to get a better understanding of her life, disaffected English farmwife Tina Hopgood writes Professor P.V. Glob, who 50 years previously had dedicated his book The Bog People to her and her classmates after they write him a letter. The professor is long gone, but Anders Larsen, curator at the museum that houses the Tollund Man, among other significant artifacts of the bog people, responds courteously. Thus begins a series of increasingly engaged and engaging emails, as Tina, married to the self-absorbed man who got her pregnant while at school, thus ending her aspirations, struggles to articulate what she wants even as the widowed Anders blossoms with their exchanges. As they move from nicely rendered discussions of archaeology to more personal revelations, particularly about their families, Anders encourages Tina to visit the museum. Clearly, Tina senses there's something more for her in the world, and if she's not quite ready, she's on her way. The book builds quietly but surely to her turning point, which, realistically, is not an explosion but a next solid step. Verdict Luminous, affecting, and delightful, this study of humans, ancient and modern, will please those who want more than thrill-a-minute reading.-Barbara Hoffert, Library Journal © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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