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Penguin Publishing Group, 2011 - Fiction - 311 pages
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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.

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User Review  - ChristineEllei - LibraryThing

Girl has boy, girl loses boy to best friend and in drunken misery accidentally buys a dog on the internet, girl meets vet, original boy comes back … girls is confused! That about sums up this book ... Read full review

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User Review  - traciragas - LibraryThing

Exactly what I needed in a book. Fun and uplifting. Though I'd say this was a "light read" - it actually did have great character development. From the main character Van, to complicated relationships ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Allie Larkin lives in Rochester, New York, with her husband and their two German Shepherds. Stay is her first novel. Her second book, Why Can't I Be You, will be released in March 2013.

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