Shelby Van Pelt In-Person

May 7 @ 2 PM

Anderson's Bookshop - Naperville
123 West Jefferson Avenue, Naperville, IL

 

Join Anderson’s bookshop for an in-person event and signing with local debut author Shelby Van Pelt to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures! Our entire staff is absolutely in love with this book!

 

This event will be held in our Naperville store, and pre-registration is required as space is limited.

 

***This event is free and open to the public. To join the signing line, please purchase the author’s latest book from Anderson's Bookshop. Copies of the author’s latest book purchased elsewhere will not be allowed in the signing line. Registration is required regardless of your ticket choice.***

 

REGISTER HERE!

 

More about the book:

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively readable exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope that traces a widow's unlikely connection with a giant Pacific octopus

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. 

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.

 

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.