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Events & Programs
Feb. 8: Book Group: "The Museum of Extraordinary Things"
The North Conway Library’s book club is reading "The Museum of Extraordinary Things” by Alice Hoffman and will discuss it on February 8 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Library.
In this book, bestselling author Alice Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling and creates an extraordinary and spellbinding novel about an electric and impassioned love affair with a strong sense of place and full of history. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is “a lavish tale about strange yet sympathetic people” (NY Times Book Review).
This is an open group. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are a library member. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month. Copies of the book are available at the North Conway Library. For details call (603) 356-2961.
More about the book:
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 her father’s “museum,” alongside performers like the Wolfman and the Butterfly Girl. One night Coralie stumbles upon a striking young man taking pictures of moonlit trees in the woods off the Hudson River.
The dashing photographer is Eddie Cohen, a Russian immigrant who has run away from his community and his job as a tailor’s apprentice. When Eddie photographs the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the mystery behind a young woman’s disappearance. And he ignites the heart of Coralie.
Alice Hoffman weaves her trademark magic, romance, and masterful storytelling to unite Coralie and Eddie in a tender and moving story of young love in tumultuous times. The Museum of Extraordinary Things is, “a lavish tale about strange yet sympathetic people” (The New York Times Book Review).