Remarkably Bright Creatures Remarkably Bright Creatures

Remarkably Bright Creatures

A Read with Jenna Pick

    • 4.5 • 3K Ratings
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Publisher Description

A Read With Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

“Remarkably Bright Creatures is a beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed, cracked open, with the slightest touch from another living thing.” -- Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2022
May 3
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Ecco
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.6
MB

Customer Reviews

GaryDiz ,

Very Heartwarming novel.

Thank you Marcellus for your contributions to a lovely story, and congratulations and bravo Ms. Van Pelt on your first novel. We will look forward to your next!

323EL ,

Remarkably Bright Creatures

This is quite a lovely novel about interesting humans and an octopus that brings the story full circle. A wonderful first novel, written with heart.

12345jc123 ,

Amazing!

Loved this book, could not put it down!

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