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(IN-PERSON EVENT) Morning Book Club: Remarkably Bright Creatures

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 at 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Join the Morning Book Club to talk about Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. Remarkably Bright Creatures is a story of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow’s unlikely connection with a Giant Pacific Octopus ultimately leading to the truth about a thirty year old disappearance.

“Poet and short story writer Van Pelt has written an irresistibly wonderful, warm, funny, heartbreaking first novel, full of gentle people (and one octopus) bravely powering through their individual scars left by lives that have beaten them up but have not brought them down.” (Library Journal)

“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)

Copies of the book and a reader’s guide will be available to check out ahead of time at the Reference Desk.

Learn more about the book here.  (After clicking on the title, scroll down for more information including availability, reviews, and read-alikes.)

Past participation is not required for this once-a-month book club. Everyone is welcome to join the low-key, no long-term commitment, friendly group. Participation is limited to 15 to allow for social distancing and registration is required.


Wednesday, June 7, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Atrium, First Floor Reference Area
281 Country Club Road
Avon, Connecticut 06001 United States
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