McAuliffe Branch Book Group: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. Photographer Eddie Cohen is a Russian immigrant who has abandoned from his father’s Lower East Side Orthodox community. When he photographs of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance. Set against the backdrop of the Coney Island heyday and a volatile New York City, Coralie’s and Eddie’s lives intersect in this spellbinding story of love and loss.