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Why Can't I Be You
By Allie Larkin
Release Date: February 26, 2013Summary: At one time or another, everyone has wished she 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. ***Check out my review here
I’ve never been a huge fan of elevators, or enclosed spaces in
general, or strangers or excessive touching, for that matter, so being
in an elevator getting hugged by a stranger with arms that were
freakishly strong for her relatively diminutive figure wasn’t exactly
my favorite thing in the entire world.
“I can’t believe it’s really you! You’re not on the reunion list!”
she said, pulling away but keeping a firm hold on both my arms.
She slipped her hands down so we were holding hands, shook hers
so mine shook too, and looked me over. “It’s me! Myra!” She
jumped up and down, taking my hands with her. “You look . . . You
look amazing—OHMYGOD! You really did it, didn’t you?”
I was about to tell her that I didn’t know what was going on.
That she probably had me mistaken for someone else, but then
she gently ran three fingers down the slope of my nose, and I didn’t
know what to do. What are you supposed to say to a stranger
touching your nose in an elevator? I stared at her with my mouth
gaping, like an idiot.
“I liked your old nose,” she said, shaking her head at me.
“You’re the only one who didn’t.” Her eyes got wide, and I thought
she’d realized her mistake. Instead she gushed: “But this one is
great too! I thought you looked different when I saw you across the
room. It’s a flawless job, really.”
“Thanks,” I said. I knew it was absurd, but I hated the idea of
disappointing her. I’ll be who she wants me to be until I get off the
elevator, I thought. I figured we’d go our separate ways, and I’d just
try to avoid her for the rest of my time at the lodge. There would
probably be a slew of her old friends at the reunion, and she’d
forget about me, or whoever she thought I was, in the shuffle.
To learn what happens next with “Jenny” read WHY CAN’T I BE YOU by Allie Larkin.
About the Author
Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novel Stay, and the upcoming novel Why Can’t I Be You (2013). She lives with her husband, Jeremy, their two German Shepherds, Argo and Stella, and a three-legged cat.
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