Noon Book Club - Rem
Noon Book Club - Remarkably Bright Creatures
Hattiesburg Library

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 12:00 PM

The Wednesday Noon Book Club will read Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt for their February meeting. The meeting will take place in person at the Hattiesburg Library Board Room. Copies of this month's book are available at the Hattiesburg Library Circulation Desk. New members are always welcome and snacks are provided!

For any questions, please email group leader Brittany Tibbett:

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.

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