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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 26th 2013
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
Jenny Shaw has a pretty normal life. She has a job that she is good at with the prospect of a promotion in the air. She has (she’s quite sure) a soon to be fiancé, a business trip to get through and then, a romantic vacation to take. Sometimes, though, things just do not go as smoothly as they ar...
This review was originally published at StoryCircleBookReviews:http://www.storycirclebookreviews.org/reviews/whycantibeyou.shtml A solid, expressive book, a blend of literary and chic lit. On one hand, the novel is easy to read; the narrative flows gently, without the false pretense of being onl...
Let’s be honest here, the cover isn’t what sold me on reading Why Can’t I Be You. No folks, this is an elusive, practically unheard of case of me reading a blurb for a book and wanting to read it based on that. I can hear your collective gasp at the fact that I read the blurb for this book, I is gro...
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