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Join us for a reading/talk, Q&A, and signing with author H.P. Wood! Book will be available for purchase.
MAGRUDER'S CURIOSITY CABINET is a hypnotic debut set in turn-of-the-century Coney Island, where a well-bred foreigner collides with a disgruntled group of "Unusuals," sparking events that will irrevocably intertwine their lives and transform the only worlds they've ever known.
Launch is included with Museum Admission, $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, Kids (under 12) and residents of Zip Code 11224.
Praise for Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet
(Publication date: June 7, 2016)
"Be transported into another place and time in this magical debut novel." - POPSUGAR
"Wood keeps the plot moving at a page-turning clip....An entertaining, well-researched [beach read]."- Kirkus Reviews
"...a fascinating and enlightening story. A great vacation novel..." - Booklist
"A death-defying feat of creativity and imagination, MAGRUDER'S CURIOSITY CABINET is gloriously original, colorful and alive. Wood's magnificent riot of unique turn-of-the-century characters -- fools and sages, snakes and saviors-charmed me completely. Pick it up and it'll run away with your weekend and your heart."
-Greer Macallister, bestselling author of The Magician's Lie
"Oh, how I adored this marvelous, magnificent, magical book! There aren't many books I'll lose sleep over, but this was one of them. This is a story that won't let you go - stuffed with gloriously quirky characters and brimming over with sumptuous sentences - a startlingly original debut novel."
- Menna van Praag, author of The Dress Shop of Dreams and The Witches of Cambridge
"I inhaled Magruder's Curiosity Cabinet in a single sitting. Wood has written a cracking Coney Island roller coaster of an adventure, full of marvelous, colorful, and unapologetically authentic characters. A bright, breathless debut."
-Jessica Brockmole, author of Letters from Skye