Stay by Allie Larkin
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Girl meets dog in this effervescent "feel-good debut" (People) by the author of Why Can't I Be You

Savannah "Van" Leone has been in love with Peter Clarke since their first day of college. Six years later, Peter is marrying Van's best friend, Janie. Loyal to a fault, Van dons her pumpkin-orange, maid-of- honor gown and stands up for the couple, struggling to hide her true feelings even when she couldn't be more conspicuous. After the wedding, nursing her broken heart with a Rin Tin Tin marathon plus a vodka chaser, Van accidentally orders a German Shepherd puppy over the Internet. When "Joe" turns out to be a hundred-pound beast who only responds to commands in Slovak, Van is at the end of her rope-until she realizes that sometimes life needs to get more complicated before it can get better.


About Allie Larkin

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ALLIE LARKIN lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and their two German Shepherds. Stay is her first novel.
Published June 1, 2010 by Plume. 323 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A charming debut about a young woman, the troublesome men in her life and the dog she gets to replace them.

Dec 24 2010 | Read Full Review of Stay: A Novel


It’s the age old story: girl loves boy, boy falls in love with girl’s best friend, girl goes on a drinking binge and orders at dog off the internet.

Nov 28 2011 | Read Full Review of Stay: A Novel

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I like to do what I can to make sure that people know about their local rescue organizations.” Larkin tweets and blogs about rescue dogs and partners with local organizations at her signings so readers can meet dogs face to face and talk with the heroes who work so hard to keep the animals safe a...

Feb 24 2012 | Read Full Review of Stay: A Novel

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