2009: A Giveaway! – The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

girlstoppedswimming Thanks to the lovely people at Hachette/Grand Central Publishing, I have five copies of Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming to give away! The back of the book reads:

Lauren Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she’s helping her mother keep family skeletons in the closet or sewing her acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister, Thalia, is her opposite, an impoverished actress who prides herself on exposing the lurid truths lurking behind middle class niceties.

While Laurel’s life seems neatly on track– a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, a lovely suburban home– everything she holds dear is threatened the night she is visited by the ghost of her 13-year-old neighbor Molly. The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly, floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne’s backyard pool. Molly’s death is an unseemly mystery that no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Laurel enlists Thalia’s help, even though she knows it comes with a high price tag.

Together, they set out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about their family’s haunted past, the true state of Laurel’s marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Unfortunately, I haven’t read this book yet (though it’s been on my wishlist a long time) so I can’t tell you what I think.  But, these lovely people have read and reviewed it!

All you have to do to win is leave me a comment! I will be choosing 5 winners on Thursday, May 28th!

Since these books are coming directly from the publisher, the usual USA/Canada/no P.O. Boxes rules apply!

Good luck!


  1. No need to enter me, darling. I’m dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I’ve got this posted at Win a Book for you!

    Susan Helene Gottfried’s last blog post..The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

  2. ann marie says:

    Hi and thanks for the book giveaway.

  3. nfmgirl says:

    I’d love a chance to win this book. Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

    nfmgirl’s last blog post..Teaser Tuesday (05/19/09 edition)

  4. kim says:

    This book sounds really interesting. I haven’t heard about it yet. Thanks for the contest!


  5. Marie says:

    I so want to read this one, I’ve heard great things about it!

  6. Laura says:

    Please enter me– I keep hearing about this book, and am intrigued!


    Laura’s last blog post..Review: Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead

  7. scottsgal says:

    This is on my TBR list – have read great review of this

  8. Dominic Miles Church says:

    It sounds like a captivating read.

  9. Katrina says:

    I would love to win, thanks!

  10. Carla Pullum says:

    Count me in I would love to read the book!

  11. Rebecca says:

    I would love to win this book, thanks!
    My e-mail is on my blogger profile so you can reach me.

    I found out about your giveaway (and therefore your blog!) from Carrie at Books and Movies. You should thank her because I am liking your blog!

    Rebecca’s last blog post..Take Me Away Saturday

  12. Jacqueline says:

    This book keeps popping up and now I’m intrigued


  13. Julie says:

    I would love a chance to win this book! I read great reviews about it everywhere that keep pulling me in! Thanks for the giveaway!


  14. Lisa says:

    I’d love to win this one. I loved gods in Alabama and haven’t had a chance to read another of her books.

    Lisa’s last blog post..Memorial Day Camping

  15. Sara says:

    Sounds interesting!

    Sara’s last blog post..4 day weekend

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