Allie Larkin

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Allie Larkin is the internationally bestselling author of the novel Stay, and Why Can’t I Be You (2013). 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 1980’s acrylic sweater that is a crime against fashion and good taste in general. She loves Boston. The band, not the city. But the city is great too.

Allie lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Jeremy, their German Shepherd, Stella, and Stella's stuffed monster, Murray.

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Thank you! That is the sweetest encouragement! I have been very busy at work on a book for the past year, and hopefully I will soon be at a point where there's news to share about it. I also have a very long term project (started in pre-STAY days) I've been working on that may see the light of day one of these years. Fingers crossed!

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My New Book is Out Today!!!


My new novel, SWIMMING FOR SUNLIGHT, published by Atria, is in stores today! I’m so excited to share this book with you! These characters mean the world to me and I hope you enjoy spending time with them. 


If you’re in the Bay Area, come say hi! I have a bunch of events scheduled for the coming week. I’ll also be in Los Angeles on June 5th at Chevalier’s Books (in conversation with Julie Bux...

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“We checked ourselves in the mirror before we left. We were flushed and a little rumpled, but in a good way. We looked vibrant, wild, happy. The hair and the clothes and the makeup made me feel like someone new, but the happy is what made me unrecognizable.”
Allie Larkin, Why Can't I Be You

“It's hard to look at it like that, isn't it? Because if you can be a better parent than the ones you had, you have to face the fact that your parents had that choice too. If you're not fated to be an awful parent, they weren't either. And," I said feeling my throat tighten, "it's easier to believe that we're all just [f*'d] than it is to know there are choices." I rubbed my hands together to try to get my fingers to warm up. "It hurts less to think they couldn't have done any better than they did, doesn't it?”
Allie Larkin, Why Can't I Be You

“i found the food Alex recommended. Newman's Own Organic Chicken and Rice kibble. . . . i wished Paul Newman made human kibble too.”
Allie Larkin, Stay

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Allie Larkin Thank you so much, Kaethe!!!


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