Her life has turned upside down. A cat is talking to her. Her ex disapproves of her. And a sociopath who calls himself a magic man has stolen the souls of seven woman—including one of her best friends.
He’s a soul eater...
And Tory is his next target. He has the god of war on his side. She has something on her side, too: an old, flatulent and fat black cat.
After Belle the cat switches bodies with a psychic on the run from a murderer, she wants her perfect cat body back instead of this furless human one. But she doesn’t count on falling in love with her former owner. Or that a CEO and a beauty queen want to use up her nine lives. Now is her chance to prove anything a human can do, a cat can do better.
Broke, pregnant and deserted by her
boyfriend, Maddie Barrymore swerves to avoid a kitten while driving in a
Wisconsin blizzard—and her life takes another turn. Like Puss in Boots, she
stays in an empty house. She has the baby, the kitten, gets a job and a
degree…yet every day she’s ready to flee if the real owner shows up.
Five years later, he does…
Dumped by the woman he loves, film
producer Logan MacLeesh’s heart is as dark as one of his movies. He plans to
hole up in his grandmother’s old mansion and throw himself into his work…until
he discovers the sexy squatter and her four-year-old son. Before he can call
the sheriff, Maddie’s tale of how she ended up there entertains him. They make
a deal that as long as she tells him a story every night, she and her son can
stay. Even the cat, though Logan’s always been a dog person.
A dog in need of saving…
Far away in another state, a homeless
dog lifts his head, sniffs…and smells him. The human who’s meant for him.
As he heads through the snow toward the scent, his journey seems impossible,
even though it’s Christmas, a time when miracles happen.
"[A] phenomenally enrapturing and reverberating work of art in its own right...[that] vividly illuminates the minds of the characters, greatly enhancing our understanding of their temperaments and predicaments and providing more expansive and involving story lines." —Booklist
Visionary storyteller Guillermo del Toro and celebrated author Daniel Kraus combine their estimable talent in this haunting, heartbreaking love story.
It is 1962, and Elisa Esposito—mute her whole life, orphaned as a child—is struggling with her humdrum existence as a janitor working the graveyard shift at Baltimore’s Occam Aerospace Research Center. Were it not for Zelda, a protective coworker, and Giles, her loving neighbor, she doesn’t know how she’d make it through the day.
Then, one fateful night, she sees something she was never meant to see, the Center’s most sensitive asset ever: an amphibious man, captured in the Amazon, to be studied for Cold War advancements. The creature is terrifying but also magnificent, capable of language and of understanding emotions...and Elisa can’t keep away. Using sign language, the two learn to communicate. Soon, affection turns into love, and the creature becomes Elisa’s sole reason to live.
But outside forces are pressing in. Richard Strickland, the obsessed soldier who tracked the asset through the Amazon, wants nothing more than to dissect it before the Russians get a chance to steal it. Elisa has no choice but to risk everything to save her beloved. With the help of Zelda and Giles, Elisa hatches a plan to break out the creature. But Strickland is on to them. And the Russians are, indeed, coming.
Developed from the ground up as a bold two-tiered release—one story interpreted by two artists in the independent mediums of literature and film—The Shape of Water is unlike anything you’ve ever read or seen.
“Most movie novelizations do little more than write down what audiences see on the screen. But the novel that’s accompanying Guillermo del Toro’s new movie The Shape of Water is no mere adaptation. Co-author Daniel Kraus’ book and the film tell the same story, of a mute woman who falls in love with an imprisoned and equally mute creature, in two very different ways.” —io9
Praise for The Shape of Water directed by Guillermo del Toro
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Picture
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Best Director
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Music (Original Score)
Winner of the 2018 Academy Award for Production Design
Winner of the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Director of a Motion Picture
"With encouragement from critics and awards voters, discerning viewers should make Fox Searchlight’s December release the season’s classiest date movie—for perhaps the greatest of The Shape of Water’s many surprises is how extravagantly romantic it is.” —Variety
"It is never less than magnificent.” —TheDaily Beast
"A visually and emotionally ravishing fantasy that should find a welcome embrace from audiences starved for imaginative escape.” —The Hollywood Reporter
Awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film at the74th Annual Venice International Film Festival
Neurosurgeon and widower Paul Thorpe’s thirteen-year-old
daughter needs help. A genius in the operating room, he’s clueless as a father.
Then he catches a segment on TV about a woman who conducted a successful eight-week
boot camp to help teenage girls find their awesome...
He makes her an offer she can’t refuse...
Psychologist and life coach Bronte McPhee is too busy
building her Finding Your Awesome empire to take time for romance. But she can’t
turn down the money Paul offers. She and her Cavalier King Charles spaniel
travel to the chillier climes of Wisconsin. After all, she’ll be back in
But she’d forgotten that in eight weeks, anything could happen....
This bewitching and harrowing tale of mystery and survival, and memory and magic, makes the impossible all too real...