Exploring newly-published books. Visit the library’s website at columbuspubliclibrary.info or our Facebook page for the link to sign up for this event if you choose to attend online. You do not need to register if you choose to attend in person.
*THIS BOOK CLUB IS A HYBRID FORMAT*
*WE WILL MEET IN PERSON AT THE LIBRARY TODAY. THE SENIOR CENTER IS CLOSED.* You may also attend online via Zoom. Please fill out the registration form if you choose to attend online.
December 15: Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
If you enjoy the books of Fredrik Backman (“A Man Called Ove”), you may enjoy this sweet tale.
“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.
“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.” - Amazon