Why Can't I Be You
By Allie Larkin
(Plume, Paperback, 9780452298378, 304pp.)
Publication Date: February 26, 2013
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At one time or another, everyone has wished they could be someone else. Exploring this universal longing, Allie Larkin follows up the success of her debut novel, Stay, with a moving portrait of friendship and identity.
When Jenny Shaw hears someone shout Jessie!” across a hotel lobby, she impulsively answers. All her life, Jenny has toed the line, but something propels her to seize the opportunity to become Jessie Morgan, a woman to whom she bears an uncanny resemblance. Lonely in her own life, Jenny is embraced by Jessie’s warm circle of friendsand finds unexpected romance. But when she delves into Jessie’s past, Jenny discovers a secret that spurs her to take another leap into the unknown.
Allie Larkin lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella. She is the author of Stay.
"A charming, heart-felt story of love, laughter, and borrowed identity, Why Can't I Be You explores the brilliant notion that it's not until we've let go of who we think we should be that we can discover who we actually are."
-Amy Hatvany, USA Today bestselling author of Outside the Lines