Why Can't I Be You: A Novel

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.

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.

ISBN: 9780452298378

ISBN-10: 9780452298378

Publisher: Plume

Publication Date: 02/26/2013 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/26/2013 - 12:00am

Pages: 304

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Women

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

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