Author Talk: Shelby Van Pelt - Remarkably Bright Creatures (Zoom)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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For fans of A Man Called Ove, Remarkably Bright Creatures is 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.

Remarkably Bright Creatures is on the May LibraryReads list of top ten books published this month that library staff across the country love; it is the 'Read with Jenna' May pick; and it is a New York Times bestseller.  

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby is currently missing the mountains in the suburbs of Chicago. Find her at www.shelbyvanpelt.com, on Twitter @shelbyvanpelt, and Instagram @shelbyvanpeltwrites.

Registration required.  Must have a Zoom account.  An email link will be provided to all registrants a few days before the event.

Go to elmstreetbooks.com to order your copy of Remarkably Bright Creatures.  A portion of the proceeds go to Wilton Library.

The media sponsor of our author talks is GOOD Morning Wilton. 

For more information visit www.wiltonlibrary.org, call the library’s reference librarians at 203-762-6350 or email reference@wiltonlibrary.org.

Event Type(s): Author Talk
Age Group(s): Adults

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