Weed Memorial & Hollander Branch Book Discussion via Zoom: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

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Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working at the aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her son mysteriously vanished on a boat in Puget Sound more than 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.

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