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The superb new novel from the bestselling author of Half A World Away and All the Lonely People.
Filled with warmth, tenderness and character. It really made me think, too – I love that it encourages us to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. A gorgeous novel – Beth O’Leary
‘A keenly observed and warm-hearted tale of how people cope with loss and keep their dreams alive against the odds . . . a delightful read’ – Ruth Hogan
‘His best yet…a relatable and yet brilliantly original story – this is a novel I could recommend to so many people’ – Clare Mackintosh ‘Spilling over with Mike Gayle’s trademark warmth and tenderness, it’s so insightful and thought-provoking on loss and grief’ – Holly Miller
Still reeling from the sudden death of her mother, Jess is about to do the hardest thing she’s ever done: empty her childhood home so that it can be sold.
But when in the process Jess stumbles across the mysterious Alex, together they become custodians of a strange archive of letters, photographs, curios and collections known as The Museum of Ordinary People.
As they begin to delve into the history of the objects in their care, Alex and Jess not only unravel heartbreaking stories that span generations and continents, but also unearth long buried secrets that lie much closer to home.
Inspired by a box of mementos found abandoned in a skip following a house clearance, The Museum of Ordinary People is a thought-provoking and poignant story of memory, grief, loss and the things we leave behind.
‘This author’s books just get better and better’ Good Housekeeping
‘Mike Gayle is the king of touching, human stories’ Heat
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