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The museum of extraordinary things : a novel

Hoffman, Alice. (Author).

Summary: "An extraordinarily imaginative and immersive novel, this one set in New York from 1911-1925"--

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  • ISBN: 9781451693560 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1451693567 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9781451693584 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: print
    368 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 367-368).
Subject: Young women Fiction
Immigrants New York (State) New York Fiction
Russians New York (State) New York Fiction
New York (State) History 20th century Fiction
Genre: Jewish fiction.
Love stories.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.


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Kirtland Community College Library PS 3558 .O3447 M87 2014 30775305474182 General Collection Available -

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The Museum of Extraordinary Things
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
by Hoffman, Alice
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The Museum of Extraordinary Things

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.
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