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The Museum of Extraordinary Things

Alice Hoffman

New York, 1911. Coralie Sardie's father runs The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island freak show. With her webbed fingers and exceptional swimming ability, she performs as The Mermaid. One night along the Hudson River, Coralie stumbles upon Eddie Cohen, an immigrant who has run away from his miserable life on the Lower East Side. After Eddie photographs the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and tries to solve the mystery of a young woman’s disappearance, Coralie’s heart is ignited. From the author of The Red Garden (2011).