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Meet Me at the Museum
Meet Me at the Museum | Anne Youngson
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EmilyM
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A charming read told in letters of an older man and woman who become "pen pals" after she writes to him, as he is the curator of a museum, looking for information about a book that was dedicated to her and some other school age girls 50 years ago. The author of said book has passed on, but this curator answers the woman's letter and before long they become very close, opening up to each other about life, love, and marriage. Character driven book.

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ClarisseTonks
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Correspondence between a Britishstay at home mum/farmer and a Danish Museum Curator. Connected via a museum exhibit thousands of years old. Exploring friendship and relationships via correspondence.
Excellent story and beautifully written

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caitlin.reads.books
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Mehso-so

Finished this #bookclub selection tonight. I didn‘t care much for it. The book is written in letter format which I thought was fine, but I didn‘t like one of the two main characters so basically I didn‘t enjoy 50% of the book. The ending brought some redemption, but I wouldn‘t have read this one if not for book club.

Eggs Love that tree👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
caitlin.reads.books @Eggs thank you! It‘s my first year doing a white tree and I‘m loving it! ❄️ 2mo
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BBowling
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This was a fast read. A story told though letters examining lives and all the relationships and personalities that define them. A lovely coming of age story for those past their middle years.

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5280reader
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Really enjoyed how this book unfolded slowly throughout letters to one another. Tina Hopgood, a farmer‘s wife exchanges letters with Danish museum curator, Anders Larsen. From the mundane and daily experience to the depth of existence, they cover and share so much together.

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Bookzombie
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It might have just been a right time, right book situation, but I loved this novel. Tina, in England, writes a letter to a professor that she doesn‘t know has passed away and Anders, in Denmark, responds on his behalf. The two continue to exchange letters getting to know one another, as well as learning more about themselves. #LitsyAtoZ #Y #Booked2019 #FoodOnCover (raspberries)

BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds fun! 👊🏻♥️📚 5mo
Jas16 I adored this book. 5mo
Cinfhen Interesting cover design choice!!! Did raspberries play into the storyline??!! Glad you circled back to a previous season 😊keeping us on our toes!! 5mo
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Bookzombie @Jas16 Yay! I‘m so glad. 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen I‘m behind on the challenge this year. 😕 Yes, raspberries did play into the storyline. The characters talk about how when you pick raspberries and then look back there are ones you missed. That is what happens in life too. The books explains it so much better, lol. 5mo
Cinfhen I like the metaphor 😋 5mo
Bookzombie @Cinfhen Me too! 5mo
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Louise
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This #audiobook kept me company on a sleepless night. It‘s a quiet, epistolary novel. The two correspondents are at a similar place in their lives—examining past choices, their current loneliness, and the changes they need to make to create a happier future for themselves. They develop a beautiful friendship that may very well deepen into love.

readinginthedark I love epistolary novels; maybe I should try this! 5mo
Louise @readinginthedark Sure! It has received good reviews on Amazon. It‘s nicely written. I just found it to be a bit predictable. 5mo
Bookzombie I really enjoyed this one. I think for me it might have been a right book, right time situation. 5mo
Louise @Bookzombie I can see how that could happen. The book‘s gentle message about re-directing one‘s trajectory is a good thing to hear at various points in one‘s life. 5mo
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JoyBlue
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I'm bailing at 25% (1:37:11 in audio)—not digging the letters between Tina and Anders, which are lacking the humor and emotion of 84 Charing Cross Road or The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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Lovely novel that unfolds in the correspondence between two strangers turned friends. Not the type of story that keeps you turning pages to see what happens next; rather, the type of novel you return to like a conversation with a close friend. Warm and comforting.

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Megabooks
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Right now, #Paradise for me is an epistolary novel. 😁📝

Paradise the episode, is anything but paradise. A woman falsely makes electronics not work on a planet, in order to trap people there. There‘s also some questionable treatment of a man who is probably mentally ill, which I don‘t like. #StarTrekSummerJune

Crazeedi I ❤❤❤❤ meet me at the museum, a 5 star from last year! 8mo
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Hooked_on_books
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In this lovely little novel, Englishwoman Tina reaches out to a book author in Denmark after the death of her good friend. She instead reaches Anders and they almost accidentally start up a correspondence. Through the course of this epistolary novel, they learn about each other and even more about themselves.

JennyM Such a lovely read ♥️ 8mo
Chelsea.Poole Sweet ♥️ 8mo
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Bookish_B
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When I picked up this little book I wrongly assumed I'd finish it in a day. And sure, it can be done, but there's so much depth and heart, I had to let it sit with me and digest it slowly. It's thoughtful and quiet with shades of 84 Charing Cross Road- maybe just because it's epistolary? - I can't be sure. It also it didn't hurt any that I love the Tollund Man and he is a catalyst for the story and continues to be mentioned throughout.

GypsyKat This photo is lovely! 8mo
Bookish_B @GypsyKat thank you 😊 8mo
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Avidreader25
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I‘m a sucker for epistolary novels and this is a sweet one. An English woman, Tina and museum employee in Denmark, Anders become pen pals. Tina has always wanted to visit the museum to see the Tollund Man. It‘s a quiet story, filled with simple moments they share from their lives. I really enjoyed it.
"We should look inside ourselves for fulfillment. It is not fair to burden children or grandchildren with the obligation to make us whole."

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Insightsintobooks
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Thank you so so so much @Trashcanman I really appreciate it, Thank you. Things have been really hard the past few months and this just brightens my day, thank you!!!

#kindlitsy

BookNAround This is such a good read! 11mo
JennyM Sorry to hear you‘re having a tough time - this book is beautiful - hope it brings you joy xx 11mo
squirrelbrain What a lovely thing to do! ❤️ 11mo
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TrishB Lovely 💕💕 #litsykindness 11mo
Trashcanman Don't mention it, I've benn there before. Probably will be again. I'm just glad it made you happy if even for a moment. 💖🤗 11mo
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Insightsintobooks
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I wish I had the 2.99 to get this right now as I heard it is good, but I don't, but I figured I'd post it in case others are interested.

#kindledeal #kindledeals #ebooksale

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JennyM
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This epistolary novel was just delightful. I loved hearing about the lives and thoughts of Tina and Anders and seeing their friendship blossom. A definite pick for me.

Crazeedi I loved this book!! 11mo
JennyM @Crazeedi it was so great. Very well done 👍 11mo
Megabooks This book was fantastic! I love epistolary novels. 11mo
tammysue Sounds wonderful, stacked! 11mo
JennyM @whatshesreadingnow it‘s a quiet gem of a book. I loved it. Enjoy when you get to it 😊 11mo
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Crazeedi
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#socialsunday @EchoLogical
I live near Emlenton PA(western PA)
Favorite genre varies, historical fiction and nonfiction but I read a variety of books
Favorite author in my life was Michener, but those books were from my younger years
Favorite recommendation-tagged book also the Donna Leon mystery series

EchoLogical Thanks for playing 😊 11mo
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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Thanks for the tag, @Dragon !
Flower: dahlias
Candy/choc: How about candy covered in chocolate?

Meet Me at the Museum has the best couple. Their love is based on friendship and compassion, and they‘ve never even met in person. ❤️

And hi to all the new Littens out there! 👋

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 11mo
Tanisha_A Best love - love based on friendship! 👌 11mo
Dragon Sounds good, stacking! 😀🐉 11mo
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RosieBoo65
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I love epistolary novels. This one wasn‘t a page turner but more like a slow burn forward. The letters exchange between Tina, farm wife, and Anders, museum worker, told the story of connecting through past unlikely connections. If you like epistolary novels, definitely read this one. It‘s not a top pick but worth the read.

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jenniferajanes
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I was able to finish this book tonight! I enjoyed seeing the correspondence and friendship between the letter writers, but the last several letters were difficult for me to read. I wish I knew for certain what happened between the two of them, but even so, the ending was satisfactory. This is the #modernmrsdarcy book club pick for February. #mmd #mmdbookclub #modernmrsdarcybookclub

Cortg You‘re a FAST reader! ❤️ 12mo
jenniferajanes @Cortg Sometimes! It depends on the book, I think! 🥰 12mo
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jenniferajanes
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Progress is slow but steady. I‘ve got bronchitis, so my desire to read is outweighed by my need for sleep. I‘m having to work through this too, so rest is even more important. I have meds now, so I‘ll hopefully have more energy soon.

I‘m #audioworking while doing paperwork. Only two hours left of “Two Can Keep a Secret!”

Crazeedi Get well soon! I loved this book. Hang in there, sending healing thoughts 12mo
jenniferajanes @Crazeedi Thank you! I‘m working on it. Meds will help, but I just started them last night. I‘m loving this book so far too. So good! I appreciate your kindness. 🥰 12mo
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Foragingfantasy
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5⭐️‘s
Epistolary is my happy place.

Sorry for being MIA, I‘m still here, just not posting much. I‘ve been dnf so many books after investing large chunks of time to them, it‘s been very disheartening. This one tho, was a treat.

Jas16 I loved this book so much. Glad you are back! 12mo
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a.bookish.byrd
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Mehso-so

Clever telling of a story through letters.
“What is it that determines what lasts?”
3/5 ⭐️

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Crazeedi
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#literarylove #admirer
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
This is the book that cam to mind when I saw this prompt. They were admirers from afar, and shared their deepest thoughts. A beautiful book

vkois88 I had to look this one up in a different place since the link here doesn't have a synopsis... but it sounds really good! 12mo
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suvata
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Oh, I do love a good epistolary novel and this is one of the best ones I have ever read. It‘s 5:00 AM and I should have gone to bed hours ago but I just couldn‘t put this book down. Needless to say: A 5-star rating is order.
#StartingFebruaryWithABang #MMDRocksHerPicks

#MMD Book Club February 2019 pick

Ncostell I hadn‘t heard of this book until yesterday when I heard about it on the What Should I Read Next podcast and it sounded intriguing. Stacked! 12mo
Butterfinger I wanted to say how much I appreciate you leading the markup club. I have met and gotten to know three ladies from Iowa, Washington, and Colorado. Thank you. 12mo
suvata @Butterfinger You are very welcome. I enjoy doing it and after four rounds I‘ve met some really remarkable people on Litsy. 12mo
suvata @Ncostell That is where I heard about it too. 12mo
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jenniferajanes
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Next up is the February pick for the #modernmrsdarcy book club. I‘m excited about this one! #mmdbookclub #modernmrsdarcybookclub #mmd

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suvata
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My February 2019 reading plans .... and more. #suvataPicks

TheBookStacker I liked the proposal but I enjoyed the wedding date much more 12mo
suvata @TheBookStacker I liked The Wedding Date way more than I thought I would. I don‘t usually like romance books but that one was pretty fun. 12mo
minkyb Pretty graphics! 11mo
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suvata
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#MMD Book Club February 2019 pick

jenniferajanes Thanks for reminding me to get started! 🤦🏼‍♀️😂 12mo
suvata @jenniferajanes Anytime! 😊 12mo
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Lmstraubie
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Current read. I love a book written in letters.

mom2bugnbee I do, too! This is high on my TBR. 12mo
Lmstraubie @mom2bugnbee Have you read 84 Charing Cross Road or the tagged book? 12mo
mom2bugnbee I have read Guernsey. Loved. It. And 84 Charing Cross is also on my TBR! Thanks! 12mo
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Lcsmcat Also check out 12mo
Jas16 I loved this book so much 12mo
Lmstraubie @Lcsmcat Thanks for the recommendation! 12mo
Lmstraubie @Jas16 It took me a bit to get into it, but I'm enjoying now. 12mo
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megnews
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Do you ever find yourself putting a book down over and over for the last 25 pages because you don‘t want it to end? That was this book for me. It started slow but then I didn‘t want this middle age “coming of age” story to end.

#epistolarynovel

39/90 1/27/19

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Crazeedi
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#anewchapter #loveletters January 10
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88
This book was a 5 ⭐last year. Beautiful letters fill this book, and take you from friendship to love in a special way.

Lmstraubie I just heard about this on @annebogel 's podcast #whatshouldireadnext It sounds fabulous! 13mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💗💗💗 13mo
Crazeedi @Lmstraubie it is worth the read, one of my few 5⭐️ books, I give out sparingly 13mo
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vkois88 ❤❤❤ 13mo
Lmstraubie @Crazeedi Convinced! Thanks for the strong recommendation 🙂 13mo
Crazeedi @Lmstraubie welcome! 13mo
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Lauren.Archer
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What a lovely book written in letters. The depth of this relationship was simply beautiful. Only con was I wanted more.

megnews Me too! I wish I knew what she decided. What do you think? 12mo
Lauren.Archer @megnews I totally think it was a happily ever after. In my mind they were together for the rest of their years. 12mo
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Crazeedi
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The tagged book is my favorite this year .
Congrats on your fantastic milestone!
#70kgiveaway. @TheLibrarian
💃💃📚📚🎉🎉🎈🎈🎶🎶🎶

TheLibrarian Thanks for entering! I‘ll have to check out that book. 1y
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Sarah83
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#netgalley #DasVersprechenDichZuFinden

Did you ever wrote a letter and the person who should receive this letter is dead and another person answers your letter? No? Meet Tina and Anders and learn about the curiosity that sometimes happens in our lives. Two people, both lost a person they loved, arrive at a point in their lifes, when they ask theirselves, is this life I wanted to live? I love how their relationship develops. It's a slow book ⬇️

Sarah83 The whole conversation is written in letters and through the whole book you have the feeling, this could happen somewhere in real life in this very moment. I really liked both characters and how they developed within the story. 1y
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Sarah83
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I left work a bit earlier, because I wanted to sit in my parents' garden and read this really great book. Unfortunately my father is also at home and working in the garden... So no reading in the garden.
I finished already my housework, now I sit on my sofa and the sun is shining in my flat. Ok... When I have my book or my kindle, I can read everywhere. 🤗 #netgalley #DasVersprechenDichZuFinden

mcipher Cute pillow! Thank goodness reading is so portable. 😆 1y
Sarah83 @mcipher it was the first pillow I got for my first flat and it is still here. I love it still. 1y
Crazeedi I loved this book! 1y
laurenbescoby That cushion is so cute! 1y
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Sarah83
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I managed to read some more letters yet. Have you already had the moment, when you read a book and it changes your real life?
The two were talking about walking around the world with open eyes and not only to do their jobs.
So I looked at this gorgeous sunrise today. isn't it great?

#netgalley #DasVersprechenDichZuFinden

JazzFeathers Yes, it has happened to me multiple time. Besides, this is what good stories do: they change your heart and your thoughts 1y
Sarah83 @JazzFeathers that's so true 💖 1y
julesG Yep! Now and then it happens. 1y
kamoorephoto First book this happened with was in childhood, and changed me forever: Charlotte‘s Web - it made me want to stop eating animals; I‘m vegetarian to this day 🐷🕸🕷 1y
DivineDiana @kamoorephoto Your post makes me happy ! 👏🏻👍🏻👏🏻 1y
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Sarah83
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Just starting the next #netgalley book. It's the German edition of the tagged book.

I read about 10 percent during my break and I am quite wondering about the book. I love the style (it is written in letters) but I am quite perplexed about so much historical information.

At the moment I like it pretty much, I hope I can manage some more pages later this evening.

#DasVersprechenDichZuFinden

BookNAround I really liked this one. Hope you do too in the end. 1y
rubyslippersreads I‘ve been wanting to read this one. 1y
Sarah83 @rubyslippersreads it is quite different to watch I imagined but I really like it 1y
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CoffeeNBooks
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I was really looking forward to reading this, but I just can't seem to get into it. I'm disappointed in myself for feeling this way after 60 pages. I rarely bail on a book. Is it worth picking it up again in a few days, or should I just take it back to the library?

MyBookSwapClub Skip few pages to see if you can get into it 1y
ravenlee I agree with @MyBookSwapClub - skip ahead, maybe a couple times, and see if there‘s a passage that makes you feel compelled to find out more. Otherwise bail. You can always try another time if you feel like it. 1y
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SheReadsAndWrites I bailed too!! And I really didn't want to. But life's too short and there are too many other things to read.😊 1y
megnews Sometimes it‘s just not the time you need that book. 12mo
CoffeeNBooks @megnews I'm trying to be better about bailing on books that just aren't speaking to me at the moment, and not feeling obligated to finish reading them. 📚 12mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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Sunday morning reading. I had to try this coffee, because... unicorns! 🦄 This tastes just like fruity pebbles, in a strange but wonderful way. It's fabulous!

Briget66 Oh no! I HAVE to try that now! 1y
Sungirl79 The coffee is so good!!! 1y
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Megabooks
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I loved this book. It‘s the last one I got from the library the first one I finished.

The book centers around two older adults, a Danish widower and an English farm wife, who struck up a correspondence and talk each other through some major events. Their writing starts because of this mummy. The Tollund Man

The author gives the characters such rich and distinct personalities. They are truly a joy to know. I highly recommend this book. 4.5⭐️

Redwritinghood I recently read this too and also loved it. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Lovely review! 😊 1y
readordierachel Sounds great. Definitely putting it on my list 👍🏽 1y
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MelissaS Wasn‘t this a good read? I just felt good reading it! 1y
Megabooks @Redwritinghood 😊👍🏻💜 I‘m glad 1y
Megabooks @CoverToCoverGirl Thank you 😊 1y
Megabooks @readordierachel I hope you enjoy it. 😊 (edited) 1y
Megabooks @MelissaS That‘s exactly it. The book just makes you feel good. 💜💜 1y
emilyesears Sounds great!! 1y
Megabooks @emilyesears it is! I hope you enjoy it 😊😊 1y
Crazeedi 5⭐ book 1y
Megabooks @Crazeedi I really enjoyed it!! 1y
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Jennie748
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I‘m still pondering my rating. I wasn‘t a fan of the ending, and started to feel a bit uncomfortable with the mostly secret correspondence about halfway through. But I was very intrigued by where things were going and I love letter format.

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Redwritinghood
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This was a really lovely little book about grief and finding yourself later in life. It‘s an epistolary novel between a British farm wife who recently lost her best friend and a Danish museum curator who recently lost his troubled wife. They develop a close relationship and help each other overcome grief and loneliness through their letters. 4⭐️

SandyW I just put this on hold at my library. ☺ 1y
Jas16 Loved this book! 1y
Redwritinghood @SandyW I hope you like it too! 1y
Redwritinghood @Jas16 👍🏻👍🏻 1y
BookNAround This was such a wonderful book. 1y
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Megabooks
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This is the 4th print book I‘ve started reading, but I can‘t help it. This is so in my wheelhouse! Love story between old people, epistolary, science and history.

I‘m kind of being a Book Slut right now, but I just can‘t help myself 😍🤪🤓

Redwritinghood I just started this one today too and agree with you. It is lovely so far. 1y
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bell7
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When a farmer's wife in England writes her old professor about the Tollund Man, she gets an answer she doesn't expect from a Danish museum worker. Such a simple beginning to a correspondence that becomes hugely important to both Tina and Anders as they navigate life, family, getting older, and dealing with regrets. A quiet sort of story while not quite unputdownable was still a pleasant read.

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Settling in for the night...🤓📚 #timetoread #booknight

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SheReadsAndWrites
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Bookstore booty 📚 🤓 #read #books #bookstorebooty

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KikiLovesBooks
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Tina and Anders have two completely different lives but are brought together by their common interest in the Tollund Man in Denmark. She‘s English; he‘s Danish. They‘re both going through a mid-life crisis of sorts. This is an epistolary novel (think Guernsey Potato Peel Pie and Literary Society). Sweet, short and enlightening.

readinginthedark This sounds so interesting! 1y
KikiLovesBooks It was a fast read and while Tollund Man is NOT a main character, it was a charming novel about two people discovering their own buried, more authentic selves. I liked that she used that as a jumping off point. 1y
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