The Museum of Extraordinary Things - Alice Hoffman
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.
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.
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (September 30, 2014)
MY THOUGHTS: This is my book clubs choice for August. It's also a new author for me. I really enjoyed reading this book. The author has woven history into her book. The characters are so real and the area they live in..I felt I was right there with them. This book is historical, romance, and mystery all combined that comes together with a bang. If your looking for this kind of book, I highly recommend this one. I give this book a rating of 5......
This book is also for the Full House Reading Challenge.