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Haddasah Bookclub

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DATE: February 5th
BOOK: The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman [2014]
SYNOPSIS: 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’s 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.
HOST: Barbara Wilde
RSVP: [email protected]
Resources for obtaining hard copies of books:
-the UVM library is open to the community for a small fee [$20?] to obtain a card. Alumni have free access I believe.
-OZ library has a good selection of books.
-People may borrow from any library within their county [except Fletcher Free in Burlington if you don’t live there] with a valid library card.
-Interlibrary loan provides access statewide although it may take up to three weeks for the book to arrive.


February 5, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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