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The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel (CD-Audio)

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By Alice Hoffman, Judith Light (Read by), Grace Gummer (Read by), Zach Appelman (Read by)
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In this invigorating novel, two main characters are drawn together by fate, circumstance and an epic tragedy. A complex plot set in vibrant, pulsating New York City at the beginning of the twentieth century around historical fact, without distorting or exploiting it. — Alden Graves


The “spellbinding” (People, 4 stars), New York Times bestseller from the author of The Dovekeepers: an extraordinary novel about an electric and impassioned love affair—“an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place” (USA TODAY).

Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island freak show that thrills the masses. An exceptional swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid in her father’s “museum,” alongside performers like the Wolfman and the Butterfly Girl. 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 community and his job as a tailor’s apprentice. When Eddie photographs the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance. And he ignites the heart of Coralie.

Alice Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a tender and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is, “a lavish tale about strange yet sympathetic people” (The New York Times Book Review).

About the Author

Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including Magic LessonsThe World That We KnewPractical MagicThe Rules of Magic, the Oprah’s Book Club selection Here on EarthThe Red GardenThe DovekeepersThe Museum of Extraordinary ThingsThe Marriage of Opposites, and Faithful. She lives near Boston.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781442367616
ISBN-10: 144236761X
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: February 18th, 2014
Pages: 384
Language: English