Quotable Thursdays is a bookish meme hosted by Mo_Books, where you share a great quote or two from any book and explain why you chose it. (Make sure when choosing your quote, it's one that does share anything that will spoil the story for others)
Today's book is one that came out just recently. It caught my eye while I was at the book store, the cover did, not the price ($27.99) LOL!!
I was fascinated by it's brief description, so I immediately went to my local library and Voila! They have the book there. One was checked out and the other....left for me :) As soon as I started reading it I was quickly captivated and mesmerized by how whimsical the writing was. The story seems to be a bit dark and eerie because of it's topic but it has an all around magical feel to it. I'm excited to read on.
This is a bit longer than what I usually post for quotes but I could not resist:
"My father called them wonders, but to the world they were freaks. They hid their features so that there would be no stones flung, no sheriff's men called in, no children crying out in terror and surprise. In the streets of New York they were considered abominations, and because there were no laws to protect them, they were often ill used. I hoped that on our porch, beneath the shade of the pear tree, they would find some peace."
The reason why I wanted to share this is because it shows a glimmer of what these people, who are a part of the "museum", endure pretty much daily. Not just in this fictional story but in the real world things like this happen everyday. Every human being on this earth is different. We all have something special about us in our own unique way. When people judge or make fun of another human being, they're just making fun of and hurting themselves!
"To each his own"
By: Alice Hoffman
Publication Date: Feb. 18th, 2014
Mesmerizing and illuminating, Alice Hoffman's The Museum of Extraordinary Things is the story of an electric and impassioned love between two vastly different souls in New York during the volatile first decades of the twentieth century.
Coralie Sardie is the daughter of the sinister impresario behind The Museum of Extraordinary Things, a Coney Island boardwalk freak show that thrills the masses. 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 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 father's Lower East Side Orthodox community and his job as a tailor' apprentice. When Eddie photographs the devastation on the streets of New York following the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, he becomes embroiled in the suspicious mystery behind a young woman's disappearance and ignites the heart of Coralie.
With its colorful crowds of bootleggers, heiresses, thugs, and idealists, New York itself becomes a riveting character as Hoffman weaves her trademark 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 Alice Hoffman at her most spellbinding.
So far I'm enjoying this book. Hopefully my love for it will continue til the end!! Next time I'll have a full review for you guys.
HAPPY READING Y'ALL!!
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