Alice Hoffman is the author of more than thirty works of fiction, including The World That We Knew, The Marriage of Opposites, The Red Garden, The Museum of Extraordinary Things, The Dovekeepers, Here on Earth, an Oprah’s Book Club selection, and the Practical Magic series, including Practical Magic, Magic Lessons, The Rules of Magic, a selection of Reese’s Book Club, and The Book of Magic. She lives near Boston.
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“A lavish tale about strange yet sympathetic people, haunted by the past and living in bizarre circumstances…Once Coralie and Eddie discover each other, their profound, mystical attraction and mutual obsession become forces of their own, driving the story forward…Imaginative…a big, entertaining tale.”
—New York Times Book Review
“Novelist Alice Hoffman employs her trademark alchemy of finding the magical amid the ordinary in her mesmerizing new novel…Hoffman is expert at depicting people who are often considered life’s ‘others’: outsiders, the lonely, the grief-stricken…if you’re looking for an enchanting love story rich with history and a sense of place, step right up to The Museum of Extraordinary Things.”
“Hoffman breathes fiery life into an enrapturing fairy tale and historical fiction mash-up… Hoffman unveils both horror and magic in this transfixing tale of liberation and love in a metropolis of lies, yearning, and metamorphosis.”
—Booklist starred review