The Museum of Extraordinary Things

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

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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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Alice Hoffman was born in New York on March 16, 1952, and spent her childhood on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she enrolled at Adelphi University where she earned her bachelor`s degree, then attended Stanford University, where she earned her master`s degree in creative writing. He currently lives in Boston and New York. Hoffman`s first novel, Property Of, was written at the age of twenty-one, while she was studying at Stanford. Part of the novel was first published in the American Review. To date, Alice Hoffman has published twenty-four novels, two storybooks, and three children`s books. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages ​​by more than a hundred foreign publishing houses. Hoffman`s novels have been named among the bestsellers by such respected publications as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Library Journal and People Magazine. Her stories have been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, Redbook, Architectural Digest, Gourmet, Self and other magazines. She also wrote the original screenplay for the film Independence Day (1983) and adapted scripts from her novels, which have been screened - Practical Magic (1998), Death on the River (The River King, 2005) and Aquamarine "(Aquamarine, 2006). A screen version of The Probable Future is planned for 2011. Science fiction in the work of Alice Hoffman. Most of Alice Hoffman`s works are written in the genre of a psychological novel, fantastic works include the most famous novel by Hoffman "Practical Magic" (1995) about sisters-witches who practice magic (not always successfully), the novel "What was, what will be" (2003) , whose heroines are endowed with unusual abilities - to see other people`s dreams and know how and when a certain person will die, and the novel for teenagers "Aquamarine" (2001), which tells about the friendship of two girls and a mermaid. Official site http://www.alicehoffman.com/ Taken from http://fantlab.ru/

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Alice Hoffman was born in New York on March 16, 1952, and spent her childhood on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she enrolled at Adelphi University where she earned her bachelor`s degree, then attended Stanford University, where she earned her master`s degree in creative writing. He currently lives in Boston and New York. Hoffman`s first novel, Property Of, was written at the age of twenty-one, while she was studying at Stanford. Part of the novel was first published in the American Review. To date, Alice Hoffman has published twenty-four novels, two storybooks, and three children`s books. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages ​​by more than a hundred foreign publishing houses. Hoffman`s novels have been named among the bestsellers by such respected publications as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Library Journal and People Magazine. Her stories have been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe Magazine, Kenyon Review, Redbook, Architectural Digest, Gourmet, Self and other magazines. She also wrote the original screenplay for the film Independence Day (1983) and adapted scripts from her novels, which have been screened - Practical Magic (1998), Death on the River (The River King, 2005) and Aquamarine "(Aquamarine, 2006). A screen version of The Probable Future is planned for 2011. Science fiction in the work of Alice Hoffman. Most of Alice Hoffman`s works are written in the genre of a psychological novel, fantastic works include the most famous novel by Hoffman "Practical Magic" (1995) about sisters-witches who practice magic (not always successfully), the novel "What was, what will be" (2003) , whose heroines are endowed with unusual abilities - to see other people`s dreams and know how and when a certain person will die, and the novel for teenagers "Aquamarine" (2001), which tells about the friendship of two girls and a mermaid. Official site http://www.alicehoffman.com/ Taken from http://fantlab.ru/