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Author Hoffman, Alice, author

Title The Museum of Extraordinary Things / Alice Hoffman
Published London Simon & Schuster, 2015


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Summary Coney Island, 1911: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of a self-proclaimed scientist and professor who acts as the impresario of The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show offering amazement and entertainment to the masses. An extraordinary swimmer, Coralie appears as the Mermaid alongside performers like the Wolfman, the Butterfly Girl,and a 100 year old turtle, in her father's "museum". She swims regularly in New York's Hudson River, and one night stumbles upon a striking young man alone in the woods photographing moon-lit trees. From that moment, Coralie knows her life will never be the same. The dashing photographer Coralie spies is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his father's Lower East Side Orthodox community. As Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and the dispute between factory owners and labourers
Notes Originally published: 2014
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
SUBJECT Coney Island (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Fiction.
Reading nook.
ISBN 9781471112157 paperback
1471112152 paperback