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Brown Bag Book Club

Thursday, October 13, 2022 18 Tishrei 5783

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Past Sessions
Thursday, September 15, 2022 19 Elul 5782 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, August 11, 2022 14 Av 5782 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, July 7, 2022 8 Tammuz 5782 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2022 3 Sivan 5782 - 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Thursday, April 7, 2022 6 Nisan 5782 - 12:30 PM
Thursday, March 3, 2022 30 Adar I 5782 - 12:30 PM
Thursday, February 3, 2022 2 Adar I 5782 - 12:30 PM - Online

Love to read? Love to talk? Join us online for our book group gathering!

At our next  meeting, September 15th at 12:30 PM, we will discuss:

          Remarkably Bright Creatures

  by Shelby Van Pelt

“Remarkably Bright Creatures is a beautiful examination of how loneliness can be transformed, cracked open, with the slightest touch from another living thing.”—Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

For fans of A Man Called Ove, a charming, witty and compulsively enjoyable 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.

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