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Book of the Month Chat – September – Remarkably Bright Creatures
September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thursday September 29, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia
Welcome to our ‘Book of the Month’, with specially selected titles by your Library staff. Liz Brennan has chosen Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt.
Reserve your copy now (we have extras), then join in the conversation with Liz and our Manager Jim in our Port Macquarie Library Meeting Room on Thursday 29th September at 6pm.
Share your thoughts, or just listen, in a casual friendly circle of fellow book lovers.
About the Book
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.
About the Author
Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby Van Pelt lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family. Remarkably Bright Creatures is her first novel.