The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel

The Museum of Extraordinary Things: A Novel

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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… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


Hoffman has amply succeeded in conjuring the teeming press of life in early 20th-century New York, laying before us, in all its splendour and horror, the museum of extraordinary things that is humanity itself.

The New York Times : Girlfish (February 28, 2014)

“The Museum of Extraordinary Things” is, in a way, a museum of Alice Hoffman’s bag of plot tricks: girls with unusual talents, love at first sight, mysterious parents, addiction and alcoholism, orphans raised by unsuitable people.

A little more judicious trimming would have cleared the way for her to more elegantly portray the magic and mystery of the world of wonders she so evidently loved.


Book Details  


Publisher: Scribner (February 18, 2014)

Collection: Scribner

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 5.3 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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