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The Museum of Ordinary People

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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.

****Your favourite authors love Mike Gayle****
'Accomplished and moving'
Lisa Jewell

'Mike Gayle has such a talent for delving into hearts, minds and contemporary issues'
Sophie Kinsella

'An absolute triumph and a joy to read'
Ruth Hogan

'Mike is always wise and wonderful'
Jenny Colgan

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Mike has an uncanny ability to create characters that are immediately familiar and relatable and to draw the reader into their world, ever eager to follow where they lead. The Museum of Ordinary People is a keenly observed and warm-hearted tale of how people cope with loss and keep their dreams alive against the odds. It is a delightful read." - Ruth Hogan

"The Museum of Ordinary People is a timely treasure of a read. Spilling over with Mike Gayle's trademark warmth and tenderness, it's so insightful and thought-provoking on loss and grief, as well as the meaning of possessions and how we might take a fresh look at the things we once took for granted. It's the kind of book you'll want to re-read as soon as you've finished it. Just beautiful." - Holly Miller

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