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Remarkably bright creatures : a novel / Shelby Van Pelt.

Van Pelt, Shelby, (author.).

Summary

Summary:

"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.
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.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780063204157
  • ISBN: 0063204150
  • ISBN: 9780063204164
  • ISBN: 0063204169
  • Physical Description: 360 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2022]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"Read with Jenna" -- Page 1 of cover.
Subject: Octopuses > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Human-animal relationships > Fiction.
Mothers and sons > Fiction.
Missing persons > Investigation > Fiction.
Poulpes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Veuves > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Relations homme-animal > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Mères et fils > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Personnes disparues > Enquêtes > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
FICTION / Animals.
Human-animal relationships.
Mothers and sons.
Octopuses.
Widows.
Octopuses > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Animal behavior > Fiction.
Mother-son relationship > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Fictional Work
Animal fiction.
Fiction.
Novels.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Animal fiction.
Novels.
Romans.

Currently available copies

  • 34 / 84 copies available at PINES

Holds

  • 94 current holds on 84 total copies.
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Athens Regional Library System:
      Athens-Clarke County Library
FIC VAN PELT
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Athens Regional Library System:
      Watkinsville/Oconee County Library
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31001005237657 FICTION Checked out
Bartram Trail Regional Library:
      Mary Willis Library
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Bartram Trail Regional Library:
      Thomson-McDuffie County Library
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Catoosa County Library System:
      Catoosa County Library
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Cherokee Regional Library:
      LaFayette-Walker County Library
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      Dawson County Satellite
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      Dawson County Library
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      Lumpkin County Library
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      Tifton-Tift County Public Library
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