by Shelby Van Pelt, May 3, 2022 8:06 AM
Shelby Van Pelt’s debut novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures, is so fun and sweet and just the right amount of surreal. There’s a smart, wily octopus named Marcellus; a woman looking for connection after the recent loss of her husband; a grocery store owner with a crush; and an adult “lost boy” just looking for somewhere to belong. And they’re all connected by a mystery that only the octopus has been able to solve. An added bonus? It’s set in our beloved Puget Sound. Van Pelt was kind enough to answer our questions about her delightful book.