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Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman’s The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s “museum,” alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl, and a one-hundred-year-old turtle. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.

The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father’s Lower East Side Orthodox community and his job as a tailor’s apprentice. When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie.

With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a sizzling, tender, and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is Alice Hoffman at her most spellbinding.

About the Author

Alice Hoffman has published a total of twenty-eight works of fiction. Her novel, Here on Earth, was an Oprah Book Club choice. Practical Magic was made into a Warner film starring Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman. Hoffman’s work has been published in more than twenty translations and more than one hundred foreign editions. She currently lives in Boston and New York.

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Richard Godsell-Jures, March 6, 2014 (view all comments by Richard Godsell-Jures)
Dear Reader's, this is my first Alice Hoffman book I've read and I assure you it won't be the last. It's takes place near Coney Island, in a little combination house and Museum showing weird and unusual things and people, some real and some fake. The man who runs the place, lives with his daughter and maid, nanny, and order taker. This book is a non-stop read until end. I'm now a fan of Alice Hoffman books. What took me so long!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451693560
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Hoffman, Alice
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
the dovekeepers, the red garden, the story sisters, practical magic, aquamarine, emma roberts, sandra bullock, nicole kidman, gregory maguire, amy bloom, jodi picoult, toni morrison, brandeis, coney island, triangle shirtwaist factory
Subject:
the dovekeepers, the red garden, the story sisters, practical magic, emma roberts, sandra bullock, nicole kidman, gregory maguire, amy bloom, jodi picoult, toni morrison, brandeis, coney island, triangle shirtwaist factory, Lower East Side, historical fic
Subject:
the dovekeepers, the red garden, the story sisters, practical magic, emma roberts, sandra bullock, nicole kidman, gregory maguire, amy bloom, jodi picoult, toni morrison, brandeis, coney island, triangle shirtwaist factory, Lower East Side, historical fic
Subject:
the dovekeepers, the red garden, the story sisters, practical magic, emma roberts, sandra bullock, nicole kidman, gregory maguire, amy bloom, jodi picoult, toni morrison, brandeis, coney island, triangle shirtwaist factory, Lower East Side, historical fic
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20140218
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
228.6 x 152.4 mm

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