Still Life with Shape-shifter

by Sharon Shinn

Series: A Shifting Circle Novel (No. 2)

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  • 9780425256817
  • 9781101612224
National bestselling author Sharon Shinn presents a passionate, heart-wrenching story of secrets and the lengths to which we’ll go to protect those we love...
 
For her entire life, Melanie Landon has hidden the fact that her half sister, Ann, is a shape-shifter, determined to protect her from a world that simply wouldn’t understand. When a man shows up asking about Ann—who has been missing for months—Melanie fears the worst, and with good reason. Freelance writer Brody Westerbrook knows about the existence of shape-shifters and intends to include Ann in the book he’s writing.
 
While Melanie is immediately drawn to the stranger, she knows better than to trust him, and she denies his claim. But when Ann finally reappears, looking thin and sick, Melanie realizes exposure is the least of their worries. Protecting her sister has always been an enormous part of Melanie’s life, but as Ann’s health rapidly deteriorates, Melanie must come to grips with the fact that saving her may mean letting go…

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  • 9780425256817
  • 9781101612224

In The Press

“A triumphant tale of love and loss…The everyday relationships—the love shared by siblings, friends, and romantic partners—shine with even more wonder than the magic…This series is not to be missed.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“An incredibly poignant and bittersweet story of love, loss, and family. As always, Shinn’s calm yet powerful voice tugs at readers’ heartstrings…Smoothly written and emotionally charged, this story takes us beyond the horror and carnage normally found in paranormal stories and instead focuses on the humanity of those who straddle the line between the human and immortal worlds—and those who love them.”—RT Book Reviews (4 ½ stars, top pick)


About The Author

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shape-Changer’s Wife, was selected by Locus as Best First Fantasy Novel of 1995. She has won the William L. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. She has also received a Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award and won the 2010 Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the Science Fiction-Fantasy category. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780425256817
  • 9781101612224