Why Can't I Be You

Why Can't I Be You

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"An engaging and smart novel with rich characters."--She Knows Red Hot Book of the Week

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.
Publisher: New York : Plume, c2013.
ISBN: 9780452298378
Characteristics: 297 p.


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Jan 01, 2015

This was a great easy read. I enjoyed the premise of the book. Will be reading " Stay " next...hoping it is a good book!

Jun 20, 2013

A fun read about Jenny, a woman who impulsively pretends to be someone else after she's mistaken for a woman named Jessie at a high school reunion. How will Jenny later confess to all Jessie's old friends, including Jessie's ex whom she's attracted to, that she's not Jessie? And where is the real Jessie? If you can go along with the improbable premise (I doubt this could happen but who cares?), you will enjoy this.

books_oh_my Apr 01, 2013

I liked this book way better than her previous novel, "Stay"

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