In a news release announcing the voters’ pick, the city called the “book charming, compulsively readable, and full of wit.”
“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,” the city said in the release.
“As Lincoln embarks on this literary journey together, we explore the intricate threads of our connections, the beauty that surrounds us, and the boundless potential within,” Gaylor Baird said. “‘Remarkably Bright Creatures’ is more than a book — it’s a catalyst for conversations that matter.”
The book is available at Lincoln City Libraries in print and large type, as well as downloadable audio and ebook formats.