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Gabby Wolf, 24, is all set to move to from Arizona to New York for the job of her dreams when her boyfriend, Cam, proposes to her 36 hours before her flight. Forced to choose between a $125K cable news production job and being a Southwestern wife with a less flashy career, Gabby makes an ambivalent gesture that Cam interprets as a yes. Distracted during their celebratory snog, Gabby makes a wish on a shooting star she espies out the window. The result: she gets to have both lives, transporting herself from one to the other whenever she falls asleep, and allowing her to live the same day twice in different places. Gabby is smart, funny and likeable, and Mlynowski does a nice job with some of the contradictions that arise (Can Gabby use advance knowledge gained in Arizona to get a jump on the news? Should she take a lover in New York?). But Gabby's life is exhausting, and the wearier one gets, the harder it is to suspend disbelief.
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Mlynowski's latest novel is a clever look at what happens to one woman when her wish comes true and she's able to choose both paths that open in front of her. Gabby Wolf isn't sure what she wants most: to marry her devoted boyfriend, Cam, and stay in Arizona or move to New York for her dream job, producing a popular news show. She wishes she could have it both ways and the next thing she knows, she's living two lives, going back and forth between planning her wedding to Cam in Arizona and working at the fast-paced, exciting job in New York. Neither life is perfect. Though she adores Cam, his overbearing mother is hijacking her wedding plans, while in New York her roommate is somewhat unbalanced, and the dating scene is dismal. As time goes on, the choice doesn't become any easier. Gabby still loves Cam, though she's starting to love her newly assertive self that emerges in New York, too. A thoroughly original and completely delightful read. Kristine Huntley
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