Lisa discusses the debut novel, Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt. This was published in May 2022, and received rave remarks from critics and was picked by Jenna Bush Hagger as a book of the month for her book club.
This article on Book Shelf Fantasies highlights that it’s fun to hear from the mind of octopus Marcellus. NPR includes an interview with Van Pelt, where she addresses how she watched octopus videos and that struck the idea to write about an octopus and their intelligence.
The Today Show recommends six other books to read here.
Books Discussed on the show:
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration Into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery.
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