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A Novel

Allie Larkin


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Girl meets dog in this effervescent “feel-good debut”(People) from the author of Why Can't I Be You—now celebrating it's 10th Anniversary!

Savannah “Van” Leone has been in love with Peter Clarke since their first day of college. Six years later, Peter is marrying Van's best friend, Janie. Loyal to a fault, Van dons her pumpkin-orange, maid-of- honor gown and stands up for the couple, struggling to hide her true feelings even when she couldn't be more conspicuous. After the wedding, nursing her broken heart with a Rin Tin Tin marathon plus a vodka chaser, Van accidentally orders a German Shepherd puppy over the Internet. When “Joe” turns out to be a hundred-pound beast who only responds to commands in Slovak, Van is at the end of her rope-until she realizes that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better.

Praise For Stay: A Novel

Stay has everything...humor, heart-and, endearingly, buckets of dog slobber.”—Miami Herald

Gilmore Girls meets Marley & Me in this funny and compelling debut.”—Library Journal

Plume, 9780452297128, 336pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2011

About the Author

Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Swimming for SunlightStay, and Why Can’t I Be You. Her short fiction has been published in the Summerset Review and Slice, and nonfiction in the anthologies, I’m Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship and Author in Progress. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, with her husband, Jeremy, and their fearful, faithful German Shepherd, Stella.