Soon to be a Major Motion Picture "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.
About the Author
Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novels Stay, and Why Can't I Be You. She has never ordered a dog off the internet or assumed a new identity to attend a high school reunion. When Allie writes, she wears an oversized circa 1980s acrylic sweater that is a crime against fashion and good taste in general. Allie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Jeremy, their German Shepherd, Stella.
"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