> The Things You Can Read: Teaser Tuesdays: September 10, 2013

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Teaser Tuesdays: September 10, 2013

Teaser Tuesday


"A comb, hairpins, a gold locket.  She couldn't bear to see how carelessly these mementos had been tossed into a pile beside surgical tools and bits of bone."-The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

"We'd had several pairs of Siamese twins, as well as an alligator man, whose skin was covered with bumps he tinted green.  There'd been dwarfs and giants, fat women as well as women so thin one could nearly see through their pale flesh.  I was interested in everyone, for each had a story, a mother and father, a dream for the future."-The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman

From the beloved, bestselling author of The Dovekeepers, a 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.Coney Island: Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that amazes and stimulates the crowds. 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 photographing 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 an apprentice tailor. When Eddie captures with his camera 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.

New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her 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 Hoffman at her most spellbinding.

Did The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman grab your attention?  Let us know here at The Things You Can Read!

Thanks go out to Should Be Reading for hosting Teaser Tuesday, a weekly bookish meme.  If you want to participate click on over to  Should Be Reading where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

Happy reading to all! ☮

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  1. Two great teasers. I like Hoffman, but haven't read this one.

  2. Great teaser and I like your site.
    Here is mine:

  3. Interesting teaser.



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