Why Can't I Be You

Why Can't I Be You

By Allie Larkin

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780452298378, 297pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013

Soon to be a major motion picture
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 friends--and 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.

About the Author
Allie Larkin lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and their two German Shepherds. She is the cofounder of TheGreenists.com, a Web site dedicated to helping readers take simple steps toward going green. Stay is her first novel.

Praise For Why Can't I Be You

"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