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. Susan Helene Gottfried
  2. ann marie
  3. nfmgirl
  4. kim
  5. Marie
  6. Laura
  7. scottsgal
  8. Dominic Miles Church
  9. Katrina
  10. Carla Pullum
  11. Rebecca
  12. Jacqueline
  13. Julie
  14. Lisa
  15. Sara

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