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∊ Hardcover [ ᠑ The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel ] For Free ↩ Author Alice Hoffman ∢ ∊ Hardcover [ ᠑ The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel ] For Free ↩ Author Alice Hoffman ∢ Starred Review After her imaginative foray into ancient Judaic history in The Dovekeepers 2011 , Hoffman breathes fiery life into an enrapturing fairy tale and historical fiction mash up Professor Sardie, a fanatic with a secret past and a Dr Frankenstein aura, runs the Museum of Extraordinary Things on Coney Island in 1911, showcasing living wonders, including his motherless daughter, web fingered Coralie, who performs in a tank as the Mermaid Ezekiel Cohen, a motherless Orthodox Jewish immigrant from Russia, abandons his tailor father and his faith, calls himself Eddie, and devotes himself to photography As Coralies father puts her at grave risk to perpetuate what he hopes will be a profitable hoax, Eddie documents the shocking and tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and tries to solve the mystery of a young womans disappearance Both Coralie and Eddie end up experiencing unnerving epiphanies in the glorious and imperiled wilderness on the northern coast of Manhattan With a Jewish mystic and a distinguished Wolfman, ravishing evocations of the rapidly transforming city and the tawdry yet profoundly human magnetism of Coney Island, dramatic perspectives on criminal greed and the coalescence of the labor movement, and keen appreciation for the new clarity photography fostered, Hoffman unveils both horror and magic in this transfixing tale of liberation and love in a metropolis of lies, yearning, and metamorphosis HIGH DEMAND BACKSTORY Extensive promotion and an author tour will amplify the appeal of one of best selling Hoffmans most incandescent novels Donna SeamanHoffmans book earns its legitimacy through an eye opening plethora of period detailing, coupled with the authors overarching outrage at urban workplace abuses.You cant help but admire the authors fervor for telling stories and the democratic manner in which she disseminates the love of reading Jan Stuart The Boston Globe A lavish tale about strange yet sympathetic people, haunted by the past and living in bizarre circumstances ImaginativeOnce Coralie and Eddie discover each other, their profound, mystical attraction and mutual obsession become forces of their own, driving the story forward The New York Times Book Review SpellbindingHoffmans penchant for the magical is on full display in this world filled with rogues, strivers, corrupt politicians, Gilded Age riches and debilitating poverty The chaos and grandeur of New York City at the time make it a character in its own right, as monstorous and intoxicating as the circus sideshow that traps Coralie and makes her a star Andrea Walker People Alice Hoffman employs her trademark alchemy of finding the magical amid the ordinary in her mesmerizing new novel.If you re looking for an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place, step right up to The Museum of Extraordinary Things USA Today The year 1911 had an apocalyptic feel in New York City as fire devastated the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village and destroyed the amusement park Dreamland that rose above Coney Island Manhattan wasnt yet entirely tamed by concrete and people still believed in the fantastical Alice Hoffman, whose brand of magic realism really should have a patent pending, makes lovely work of the era in her new city centric novel, The Museum of Extraordinary Things Sherryl Connelly New York Daily News Hoffman masterfully creates two characters of depth and emotion in Eddie and Coralie She does not disappoint Amanda St Amand The St Louis Post Dispatch The Museum of Extraordinary Things, like Ragtime, is packed with history and mystery, an introspective and full bodied fairy tale for adult readers Julie Bookman Atlanta Journal Constitution Alice Hoffman s storytelling magic is on abundant display in her new novel.Hoffman expertly weaves the future lovers monologues with a third person account moving through the spring of 1911 to create a wonderfully rich narrative tapestry Her prose is as lyrically beautiful as ever, evoking the teeming complexity of New York.The action packed story line sweeps through labor strife, a missing Triangle worker eventually fished from the Hudson, the exposure of her murderer and a bravura plot twist that reveals the truth about Coralie s mother Newsday Fans of Hoffman will not be disappointed Lush imagery, extensive use of period details, well drawn, and vivid prose make this a sumptuous reada rich reading experience The Seattle Times Part Ray Bradbury and part Steven Millhauserthe delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary is balanced in favor of the world we know, though not many writers describe that world as elegantly as Hoffman does.First rateVividly drawnHoffman gives us extraordinary things and extraordinary times And Ed Siegel The Artery, WBUR Hoffman is a master of craft and a lover of language Each sentence shows precision and deliberation.The Museum of Extraordinary Things lives up to the extraordinary of its title, a work of passion that celebrates a place and an era even while it explores a particularly dark moment in New Yorks history Zach Powers The Savannah Morning News Classic Hoffman a bewitching world of time and place in this case, Coney Island and its boardwalk freak show in the early 1900s suffused with magical moments, a mysterious disappearance and romance Darcy Jacobs Family Circle A mesmerizing new novel about the electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls during the volatile first decades of the 20th century Publisher s Weekly Hoffman breathes fiery life into an enrapturing fairy tale and historical fiction mash up.RavishingDramaticHoffman unveils both horror and magic in this transfixing tale of liberation and love in a metropolis of lies, yearning, and metamorphosis Booklist starred review The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the 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 Ann McDonald Red Carpet Crash In The Museum of Extraordinary Things, Alice Hoffman mounts an arresting display a New York City tale rich with literary inspiration, history, and urban legend Readers often talk about being immersed in novels this is a satisfying swim in tidal waters Take the plunge Gregory Maquire, author of Wicked and Out of Oz Alice Hoffman understands and delivers the ordinary and the extraordinary in this contemporary novel of the past As always, her powerful, elegant prose embraces tremendous passion with constant, clear eyed compassion Amy Bloom, author of Away As always, Alice Hoffman amazes me with her ability to use words the way other master artists use watercolors, painting the dreamlike world of a girl who grows up in a hall of wonders only to learn that something as ordinary as love is the greatest marvel of all Many novels these days are called stunning but this one truly IS part love story, part mystery, part history, and all beauty Jodi Picoult, author of The Storyteller and Lone Wolf Home The Metropolitan Museum of Art Art is one the world s largest and finest art museums Its collection includes than two million works spanning five thousand years culture, from prehistory to present every part globe J Paul Getty Getty J seeks inspire curiosity about, enjoyment understanding of, visual arts by collecting, conserving, exhibiting, interpreting outstanding quality historical importance Flight Flight holds air space collections in US aims become foremost educational museum Natural History Museum Book exhibition tickets Explore our galleries, science, news, videos amazing images South Kensington tube London, UK Edgar Allan Poe life, legacy, Works Collections treasures Richmond houses displays memorabilia Salvador Dali Collection Conservation Fund Appeal This conservation work a vital mission sharing an expertly curated Salvador Harvard History combines historic exhibits drawn University vast with new changing, multimedia exhibitions Highlights include Harvard famed Blaschka Glass Flowers Sea Creatures Glass, New England Forests Zofnass Gallery Marine Life Putnam Family Great Mammal Hall three huge whale skeletons suspended The Salem Witch History, Education, Self Salem, MA about Trials based on actual documents trials Plan visit check out scenes, listen accurate narration history Hunt Enjoy self guided tours most places Books Alice Hoffman Click any book cover learn Latest Novels Middle Reader Alice Hoffman Wikipedia born March , American novelist young adult children writer, best known for her novel Practical Magic, which was adapted film same nameMany fall into genre magic realism contain elements magic, irony, non standard romances relationships Practical Magic FREE shipping qualifying offers Owens sisters confront challenges life love this bewitching York Times bestselling author Rules For hundred Wonderland animated musical fantasy adventure produced Walt Disney Productions books Lewis CarrollThe th features, premiered London July City grew up Long Island After graduating high school she attended Adelphi University, received BA, then Mirrellees Fellowship Stanford Creative Writing Center, receiving creative writing Author Dovekeepers thirty fiction, including Marriage Opposites, Red Garden, Oprah Essential Books Off Shelf One prolific novelists recent memory, magical stories love, marriage, betrayal, history, friendship Many have hit big small screens memorable characters dazzling scenes whether you ve been forever fan or are newcomer work, will hooked very first page ahoffmanwriter Instagram photos videos Followers, Following Posts See IMDb Hoffman, Writer Find industry contacts talent representation Access development titles not available IMDb Twitter latest Tweets may well be only 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    • The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel
    • 1.4
    • 84
    • Hardcover
    • 381 pages
    • B00DPM7YM2
    • Alice Hoffman
    • English
    • 05 July 2016

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