Remarkably Bright Creatures

  • Type: Books
  • By: Shelby Van Pelt
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: General Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780063204157
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A story of grief, living, and connections set around an aquarium on Puget Sound.

A lonely widow works each night cleaning the Sowell Bay Aquarium needing to do something to cope with her losses—both the more recent death of her husband and the disappearance of her son thirty years before. While there she befriends the Aquarium’s escape artist—sneaking out for supplemental food and treasure to add to his horde—an aged Giant Pacific Octopus named Marcellus who also narrates parts of the book. This is a beautiful story of grief, living, and connections. Fans of Ruth Hogan and Fredrick Backman take note.