The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Once again with elegant prose Hoffman has created a magical, spell binding story. This mystery, set against the backdrop of New York in the early 1900’s and is rich with historical facts. It isa tale filled with hope, wonder, romance, a respect for those who are different, deep thoughts to ponder, and the beauty of humanity outshining and overcoming deep, disturbing darkness. A truly beautiful story.
"If we had no hurt and no sin to speak of, we'd be angels, and angels can't love the way men and women do.”
“The truth frightens people because it isn’t stable. It shifts every day. If you’d prefer to remain in the dark, I would understand.”
“It's not finding what's lost, it's understanding what you've found.”“the past was what we carried with us, threaded to the future, and we decided whether to keep it close or let it go. Fate was both what we were given and what we made for ourselves.”
“... people can surprise you in so many ways, both with cruelty and with kindness.”“... we saw the edges of one another's souls.”
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