2009: A Giveaway! â€“ The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
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!
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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!
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Hi and thanks for the book giveaway.
I’d love a chance to win this book. Please count me in. Thanks so much!
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This book sounds really interesting. I haven’t heard about it yet. Thanks for the contest!
I so want to read this one, I’ve heard great things about it!
Please enter me– I keep hearing about this book, and am intrigued!
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This is on my TBR list – have read great review of this
It sounds like a captivating read.
I would love to win, thanks!
Count me in I would love to read the book!
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!
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This book keeps popping up and now I’m intrigued
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!
I’d love to win this one. I loved gods in Alabama and haven’t had a chance to read another of her books.
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