The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen
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Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her devastatingly beautiful fraternal twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being named creative vice president of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of eighty-plus hour weeks, migraines, and profound loneliness. But during the course of one devastating night, Lindsey’s carefully constructed life implodes. Humiliated and desperate, she flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents’ Maryland home. As her sister plans her lavish wedding to her prince charming, Lindsey struggles to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible twin, while she furtively tries to put her career back together. But things get more complicated when a long held family secret is unleashed that forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.
 

About Sarah Pekkanen

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Sarah Pekkanen is the author of The Opposite of Me and Skipping a Beat. Her work has been published in People, Reader's Digest among others.. A former D.C. model, Sarah lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and three young sons.
 
Published February 17, 2010 by Washington Square Press. 404 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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An unemployed New Yorker moves back to her parent's house and finds her hopes for a fresh start complicated by a strained relationship with her gorgeous twin.

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Veteran journalist Pekkanen debuts with a promising yet pedestrian post–chick lit novel about a successful New York ad exec who's passed over for a promotion then unceremoniously canned.

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Twin sisters have a dysfunctional relationship until a life-threatening incident occurs.

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she feels real and that makes the book genuine and warm—an absolute must read that will make every woman think and every sister make a phone call.

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The Washington Post

And Alex suddenly falls for Lindsey's friend from high school, just as Lindsey is also falling for him -- a decade too late.

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