Growing up on the edge of the Missouri wilderness in the 1830s, Nadya knows she's not like other girls. But when she becomes a woman and the Change comes, she discovers just how different she is. For Nadya is a shapechanger, a werewolf like her mother and father before her.
Pat Murphy (Patrice Ann Murphy) is an award-winning American science writer and author of science fiction and fantasy novels. Her second novel, The Falling Woman (1986), won the Nebula Award, and she also won a Nebula Award in the same year for her novelette, "Rachel in Love." Her short story collection, Points of Departure (1990) won the Philip K. Dick Award, and her 1991 novella, "Bones," won the World Fantasy Award.
Together with Karen Joy Fowler, Murphy co-founded the James Tiptree, Jr. Award in 1991.
Pat Murphy. Wikipedia.