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Remarkably Bright Creatures: Amazon's #1 Best Book of 2022 So Far by [Shelby Van Pelt]

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"As Van Pelt's zippy, fun-to-follow prose engages at every turn, readers will find themselves rooting for the many characters, hoping that they'll find whatever it is they seek. Each character is profoundly human, with flaws and eccentricities crafted with care. But what makes Van Pelt's novel most charming and joyful is the tender friendship between species, and the ways Tova and Marcellus make each other ever more remarkable and bright."--BookPage

"[B]rilliant upcoming novel about hope and reckoning.--
Business Insider

" [B]eautiful novel about friendship and family." --GoodHousekeeping.com

"A debut novel about a woman who befriends an octopus is a charming, warmhearted read."--
Kirkus Reviews

"The best books about grief find a way to illuminate the darkness of loss, and
Remarkably Bright Creatures offers a masterclass.-- Marie Claire

A unique and luminous book.--
Booklist (starred review)

"Shelby Van Pelt has done the impossible. She's created a perfect story with imperfect characters, that is so heartwarming, so mysterious, and so completely absorbing, you won't be able to put it down because when you're not reading this book you'll be hugging it."
--Jamie Ford, author of
The Many Daughters of Afong Moy and The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

"
Remarkably Bright Creatures is a beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed, cracked open, with the slightest touch from another living thing. Shelby Van Pelt makes good on this wild conceit, somehow making me love a misanthropic octopus, but her writing is so finely tuned that it's a natural element of a larger story about family, about loss, and the electricity of something found."--Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

"
Remarkably Bright Creatures is the rarest of feats: a book that manages to be wry and wise, charming and surprising, and features one of the most intriguing and satisfying characters I've encountered in fiction in a very long time--Marcellus the Octopus. I don't know how Shelby Van Pelt managed to make this uncommon tale sing so beautifully, but sing it does, and I defy you to put it down once you've started."--Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney, author of Good Company and The Nest

"Truly original and touching,
Remarkably Bright Creatures is a story of family, community, and optimism in spite of darkness. Prepare to fall in love with a most exceptional octopus."--Helen Hoang, author of The Heart Principle --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Shelby Van Pelt lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her family. Remarkably Bright Creatures is her first novel.

--This text refers to the hardcover edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09F7PS1WX
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition (26 May 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2080 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 377 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 1,162 ratings

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When Shelby Van Pelt isn’t feeding her flash-fiction addiction, she’s juggling cats while wrangling children. Her debut novel, REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES, will be published by HarperCollins in May 2022. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she’s currently missing the mountains in the suburbs of Chicago. Find her at www.shelbyvanpelt.com, on Twitter @shelbyvanpelt, and Instagram @shelbyvanpeltwrites.

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PAULA WESCOTT
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read For Everyone
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5.0 out of 5 stars intriguing book
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book sucks u in and holds u close. It is warm and dry and very satisfying
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magical!
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Terra Weiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical!
Reviewed in the United States on 8 May 2022
Oh, to see the human race from the eyes of an highly intelligent, rebellious, and curmudgeons octopus…something I couldn’t have ever imagined myself until Shelby Van Pelt made it so real that I could never unsee it. A master with details and craft, Van Pelt takes us on a heartfelt journey of two imperfect characters who have holes in their hearts that can never be filled. Or can they? With the help of a remarkable octopus, maybe? Read this novel and find out. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be sad when it’s over because this is a book that will stay with you for a very long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the great read!
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