Downtown Springfield Association
Downtown Book Club

Downtown Book Club

March, 14 2024 | 6:00 pm

134 Park Central Square, Suite 120 Springfield, Missouri 65807


Join Downtown Springfield and the Springfield-Greene County Library District every second Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. for the Downtown Book Club. March’s read is “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt, the Springfield-Greene County Library’s One Read. All of the library’s book discussion groups will be reading Remarkably Bright Creatures and there will be events related to the book throughout the month including an author event with Shelby Van Pelt.
BOOK DESCRIPTION: After Tova Sullivan’s husband died, she began working the night shift at an aquarium, mopping floors and tidying up. Keeping busy has always helped her cope, which she’s been doing since her eighteen-year-old son mysteriously vanished on a boat 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.