THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINY THINGS by Alice Hoffman

THE MUSEUM OF ORDINARY THINGS by Alice Hoffman, (c) 2014. Here’s another fanciful story. It takes place in Coney Island and Brooklyn NY. Coralie Sardie is a web fingered daughter of a freak show man. He’s the owner of THE MUSEUM OF EXTRAORDINARY THINGS, and he even exhibits his own daughter, dressing Coralie up to look like a mermaid in a tank full of water. You’ll enjoy meeting the rest of the sideshow freaks as he calls them. I found them quite interesting! She also swims in the river pretending to be some sort of river monster as she is told to do by her father. Along the way she meets up with a Jewish photographer named Eddie Cohen and they fall in love as he searches for the missing woman who disappeared the day of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory where she worked with her twin sister. So, it’s a mystery and a little suspense as you read about life in 1910 New York City area. I really enjoyed the book and hope you do also.

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