Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Read with Jenna Pick

Shelby Van Pelt

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Remarkably Bright Creatures: A Read with Jenna Pick by Van Pelt, Shelby
Regular price $29.99
Regular price Sale price $29.99

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF SUMMER by: Chicago Tribune * The View * Southern Living * USA Today

"Remarkably Bright Creatures [is] an ultimately feel-good but deceptively sensitive debut. . . . Memorable and tender." -- Washington Post

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus

After Tova Sullivan's husband died, she began working the night shift at the Sowell Bay Aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she's been doing since her eighteen-year-old son, Erik, mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound over thirty years ago.

Tova becomes acquainted with curmudgeonly Marcellus, a giant Pacific octopus living at the aquarium. Marcellus knows more than anyone can imagine but wouldn't dream of lifting one of his eight arms for his human captors--until he forms a remarkable friendship with Tova.

Ever the detective, Marcellus deduces what happened the night Tova's son disappeared. And now Marcellus must use every trick his old invertebrate body can muster to unearth the truth for her before it's too late.

Shelby Van Pelt's debut novel is a gentle reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.



Publisher: Ecco Press
Published: 05/03/2022
Pages: 368
Weight: 1.14lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.20w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9780063204157


Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 12/01/2021 pg. 9
Publishers Weekly 03/07/2022
Booklist 03/15/2022 pg. 44
Kirkus Reviews 04/01/2022
Library Journal 05/01/2022 pg. 85
BookPage 05/01/2022