The Museum of Extraordinary Things : a novel / Alice Hoffman.
- ISBN: 9781442378537 (electronic audio bk.)
- ISBN: 1442378530 (electronic audio bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 19 min., 03 sec.)) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2014.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Read by Judith Light.
|Summary, etc.:|| From the beloved, bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, a mesmerizing new novel about the electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century. Coney Island: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that amazes and stimulates the crowds. 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 photographing 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.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on hard copy version record.
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