Saturday, April 25, 2009

Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson


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.

If you would like to enter to win one of five copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, just leave me a comment here. Three extra entries will be given to anyone who becomes a follower (or follows already), blogs about the giveaway or tweets on twitter. If you do blog or tweet please leave a separate comment letting me know. Please be sure to leave me your email address so that I can contact you if you win! Contest will run through midnight eastern time on May 12. Winners will be drawn at random and must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes). Thanks for entering!

54 comments:

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Debs Desk said...

I am a follower.
Thanks
Debbie
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NotNessie said...

Please count me in!

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NotNessie said...

I'm a follower.

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Thanks!

nfmgirl said...

I'd love a chance to win this book. Please count me in. Thank you!

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Bridget said...

No need to enter me; just posted this on Win A Book.

Kaye said...

This book sounds so good! Please throw my name in the hat.

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Kaye said...

I'm a follower

Thanks!

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mindy said...

looks like an amazing read thanks for the giveaway

tetewa said...

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Beth said...

Can't wait to read this one! Please enter me!

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Amber said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
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nightdweller20 said...

Please include me. Pretty please?

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nightdweller20 said...

I follow :D

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LuAnn said...

If I don't win a copy of this book soon, I'm going to have to go out and buy it!

LuAnn said...

I'm a follower!

Becca said...

Please enter me. I'd love a chance to win. Thanks
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Becca said...

I'm a follower!

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Becca said...

I blogged about it here:

http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/04/tome-traveling.html

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Ladytink_534 said...

The part about the ghost really intrigues me. Sounds like a good mystery!!!

I'm a follower

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Annie said...

I'd love to win this book!


Thanks


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Annie said...

I follow your blog


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Annie said...

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Cheryl S. said...

Please count me in - Thanks!

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Wendy aka Misswendiki said...

I'd love to win!

Just.Me said...

This book sounds like a wonderful read. Please include me in the drawing.

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ginnn7 said...

sounds like another good book thanks
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ginnn7 said...

i follow
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Indigo said...

Please include me in the drawing for this book. I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks! Indigo

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Indigo said...

I follow you on my Google Reader. Thanks! Indigo

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The Giveaway Diva said...

this one sounds great!! would love to win!!

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Literate Housewife said...

Please enter me! I loved Gods of Alabama. I think I'm also a follower, but I'm going to to check. I'll also tweet about it.

Bingo said...

Please enter me. Thanks!
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Zibilee said...

Please enter me to win in this contest.

Zibilee said...

I am a follower of this blog

Stacie said...

Please count me in.

Stacie said...

I follow.

Pamela S said...

Would love to read this!!

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Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

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Ashley said...

Please enter me!
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Thanks!

Ashley said...

I am a follower!
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Ashley said...

I posted this contest on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

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Thanks!

AllyKatt said...

This book has had some excellent reviews and it's on my must-read list. Please add me to the drawing.

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AllyKatt said...

Brand new follower.


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Sandra K321 said...

Please include me in your giveaway. This is one of the books on my to read list.

janetfaye said...

Thank you!

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janetfaye said...

I follow.

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Pam said...

I almost bought this the other day!

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Pam said...

New follower - should I leave 3 comments?

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Keyomi said...

i really want to read this!!
thanks!!

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Keyomi said...

new follower! :)

Sara said...

Hello, Enter me please. I follow you on twitter, does that count?

Thanks
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Shauna said...

I would l♥ve to read this! Please count me in :)
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wwrk said...

My wife really likes this book.

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Bibliophile, Anglophile, Traveller... I have been an avid reader all of my life, since I took the Dr. Seuss Dictionary away from my Mom when I was less than a year old because I wanted to read it myself. In college, where I earned my degree in English Literature, I was often asked "What are you going to do with it?" Now I finally have the answer to that question!!! Being employed as a Flight Attendant for twenty years has given me a lot of life experience and, better still, a lot of time to read. I love to travel for fun, too.