Evening Book Club: “Remarkably Bright Creatures”

Thursday, November 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The Morristown & Morristown Library is proud to announce the book, “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt, as our 2023 Community Read.

This charming debut novel is a New York Times Best Seller, a Read with Jenna pick, and a nominee for the 2022 Goodreads Choice Awards.

A luminous debut novel about a widow’s unlikely friendship with a curmudgeonly giant Pacific octopus reluctantly residing at the local aquarium—and, when a mysterious grifter comes to town, the truths all three unlock about her son’s disappearance 30 years ago.

Charming, compulsively readable, and full of wit, Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel is a beautiful exploration of friendship, reckoning, and hope—a reminder that sometimes taking a hard look at the past can help uncover a future that once felt impossible.


For the Virtual Author Visit, we will meet in-person in the upstairs Gallery space from 7 – 8 pm, and watch the event together via Zoom.  We will then have time for our own discussion of the novel.

Our Evening Book Club is open to one and all, whether or not you are a Morristown or Morris Township resident.  Please feel free to join us even if you didn’t get a chance to finish the book. Copies of the book are reserved for Book Club members at the main circulation desk.  Ask a librarian for a copy.  If you have any questions about this book club, please email morristownreaders@mmt.mainlib.org with the subject line “Evening Book Club”.

We look forward to seeing you then!