The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel by Alice Hoffman

Jul 5th, 2015
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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.

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A NovelbyAlice HoffmanMesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman'sThe Museum of Extraordinary Thingsis 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.C

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