Over at Shiny New Books, the book recommendations website I co-edit, we’ve added a selection of new reviews and articles to keep you going until our super-sized Issue 2 hits the web at the beginning of July. Today I’d like to plug a pair of pages I contributed about Alice Hoffman and her new novel…
The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
New York City – 1911 – a period of great change seeing the beginnings of the trade union movement after a terrible fire at a garment workers factory in which many perished. The triangle factory fire actually happened, and the author has used that and another fire at Coney Island later that year as the anchors for her new novel. We all associate Coney Island with funfairs, and Dreamland was the biggest and best back then and its spectacles are proving to draw away the customers from Professor Sardie’s ‘Museum of Extraordinary Things’…
You can read my review of the book here,
…and then you may like to visit this page where you will see a Q&A article with her. Once the questions had been sent to her publicist, the answers came back the next day – I was grateful for the opportunity and impressed with the speed and super answers.
I have reviewed a couple of Alice’s novels on this blog previously – you can see what I thought of
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The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman. Pub April 2014 by Simon & Schuster, hardback 384 pages.