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Remarkably bright creatures : a novel / Shelby Van Pelt.

Van Pelt, Shelby, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780063204157 : HRD
  • ISBN: 0063204150 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, 2022.

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"For fans of A Man Called Ove, a luminous debut novel about a widow's unlikely friendship with a giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium-and the truths she finally uncovers about her son's disappearance 30 years ago"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Octopuses > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction
Genre: Animal fiction.
Novels.

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Orford Social Library FIC VAN 34190000118363 New items Checked out 10/12/2022

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Remarkably Bright Creatures : A Novel
Remarkably Bright Creatures : A Novel
by Van Pelt, Shelby
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Remarkably Bright Creatures : A Novel


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.

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