The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson: Giveaway (6/16) CLOSED

Monday, May 18, 2009 Posted by Dina N


Book Description
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.


Praise for The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
"A ghost story, family psychodrama, and murder mystery all in one. Jackson's latest is a wild, smartly calibrated achievement. A-." - Entertainment Weekly

"...spellbinding southern-gothic tale...." - Family Circle

The Giveaway
Thanks to Hachette Book Group, I have FIVE copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming to give away!

To enter, please leave a comment below. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address if not visible in your blogger profile.

For extra entries, you can do one or all of the following - please leave a separate comment for each:
  • tell me what was the last book you enjoyed reading;
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  • tweet about this giveaway and comment with the link to your tweet – you can do this once a day;
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  • enter another one of my giveaways and leave a comment you did.
The deadline to enter is June 16, 2009, 11:59pm EST. Five winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. You will have 72 hours to get back to me, or another winner will be chosen.

Open to residents of U.S. or Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. One book per person. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group. Book information was provided by the publisher.

Good luck!

116 comments:

  1. always_317537 said...

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  12. Sue said...

    I've read others by this author and loved them. Thanks for sharing~

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  19. LittlePeopleWealth said...

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  20. Renee G said...

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  21. Nicole said...

    Ghost stories are always interesting.

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  30. Mom of 5 Boys said...

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  35. A Reader said...

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  36. scottsgal said...

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  38. scottsgal said...

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  40. Theresa N. said...

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  42. Cecilia H said...

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  43. etirv said...

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  44. ewalsh said...

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  48. Anonymous said...

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  49. Anita Yancey said...

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  50. Anita Yancey said...

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  51. Anita Yancey said...

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  52. Patricia Boyle said...

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  53. Bingo said...

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  54. Bingo said...

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  55. ossmcalc said...

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  57. ossmcalc said...

    I am also a subscriber.

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  58. ossmcalc said...

    I have also entered the drawings for Testimony and Made in the USA.

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  59. ossmcalc said...

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  60. afineday said...

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  61. afineday said...

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  62. afineday said...

    Oops, I forgot to leave my email for my "Driving With the Top Down" entry...

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  63. afineday said...

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  64. windycindy said...

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  65. windycindy said...

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  66. windycindy said...

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  67. windycindy said...

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  71. heatherzilla said...

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  73. Melissa said...

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  74. Wanda said...

    The last book I enjoyed reading was Crazy Man's Creek by Jack Boudreau, a non-fiction book.

  75. Searcher said...

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  76. Searcher said...

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  77. Searcher said...

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  78. Lesley said...

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  79. Lesley said...

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  80. Esme said...

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  81. ilja said...

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  82. ilja said...

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  87. ilja said...

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  88. ilja said...

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  89. elaing8 said...

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  90. elaing8 said...

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  91. ilja said...

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  92. Allison said...

    I just entered your giveaway for Obama's Blackberry.

    I last read and enjoyed Jen Lancaster's Pretty in Plaid.

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  93. ilja said...

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  94. Heather said...

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  95. Heather said...

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  97. Heather said...

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  98. Heather said...

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  99. Heather said...

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  102. Anonymous said...

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  103. ilja said...

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  104. budletsmom said...

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  105. budletsmom said...

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  106. budletsmom said...

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  107. budletsmom said...

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  108. budletsmom said...

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  110. Anonymous said...

    Thanks for a chance to win this!

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  113. Sandra K321 said...

    This is one of the books on my to read list.

  114. Sandra K321 said...

    I just finished reading Sonata for Miriam.

  115. Sandra K321 said...

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  116. Sandra K321 said...

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