May 1, 2009

Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

WINNERS: Michelle in California, Jennifer in South Carolina, Ellie in Texas, Erika in Pennsylvania and Dana in Arkansas

Courtesy of Hachette Book Group

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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.

Read An Excerpt


MAIN ENTRY:
To enter to win one of five copies please comment on this post. Be sure to leave me your email address if you don't have a blog or it's not in your Blogger profile.

EXTRA ENTRIES:
For an extra entry, Tweet about the giveaway using the message below and leave me the Tweet link or your Twitter name in a seperate comment. Extra Twitter entries can be done once a day just be sure to leave a new comment each time you do.


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Open to US and Canada only, no PO boxes please. One main entry per household. Giveaway ends May 16th and the winners have 48 hours to respond to the winning email or a new winner will be selected.

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Thanks for visiting and GOOD LUCK


56 comments :

Renee G said...

Would love to read this.

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Liyana said...

I'd love to win this.

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mindy said...

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mskayz said...

Sounds like an interesting read!! Please enter me!!

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nomadreader said...

I'd love to win!

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Cheryl S. said...

I'd love to read this book - please count me in!

Thanks,
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clenna said...

Oh yeah, I want to read this one!

clenna said...

I subscribe via email.

Brenda S. said...

Would love to read this.

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Belinda said...

This sounds like a great read.
Thanks for the chance to win!
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infiniteshelf said...

I'm interested too!

(and I added you on Twitter :) )

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Carol Lawrence said...

Plese enter me in the book giveaway,I would like to read "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming". jelly15301@gmail.com

Carol Lawrence said...

E-mail subscriber. jelly15301@gmail.com

Ally in WA said...

All reviews are thumbs up on this book. It's on my must-read list! Thanks for the chance.

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Ally in WA said...

I'm a brand new email subscriber.

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Lady Roxi said...

Love to have this.

Thanks,

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Meljprincess said...

I read GODS IN ALABAMA by Joshilyn Jackson and enjoyed it immensely.
I'd love to read GIRL!

Mel K.
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Jennifer said...

Monie, I'd love a chance to win this! I won a copy on another site, but I was busy this past week and too late getting the email, so I didn't get the book. :( I'm trying my luck again. Thanks so much!

I also subscribe via email.

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photoquest said...

I have heard some people say they really enjoyed this book, I would love to be entered in your contest
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photoquest said...

I am a subscriber
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Alicia said...

Sounds like a good book.

Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

lilly said...

I'd love to win this one.

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lilly said...

I am your follower already and I'm also now going to tweet about it.

Sue W. said...

I am definitely planning on reading this book, so would love to be able to win it. Please count me in.

Kitten22 said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Kitten22 said...

I'm a subscriber (through Google Reader)!

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I follow.

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Deedles said...

This book sounds like I would enjoy it. Please enter me into your drawing.

Indigo said...

I definitely would love to be entered for this drawing. I've been wanting to read this book. Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

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Indigo said...

I also subscribe to your blog in Google Reader! Thanks! Indigo

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Nickolay said...

Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

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Sandra K321 said...

I would enjoy reading this book. Please enter me.

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Anonymous said...

I would love to read this. Thanks!
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Anita Yancey said...

I really like reading books that have a ghost in the story. Love to read this one. Please enter me. Thanks!

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Anita Yancey said...

I am a subscriber!

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My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I'd love to win!

Dottie :)

My Blog 2.0 (Dottie) said...

I'm also a follower!

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Jackie B. said...

Count me in! Sounds like a good book to me.

Jackie B. said...

I am an email subscriber.

Pam said...

I love Billie Letts and this sounds like another great book by her. Thanks so much!


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Sheila R said...

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ellie said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

patrick moran said...

jackson is a great author
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Brooke said...

I've got this on my TBR list and am just waiting to read it... Of course first I have to get it.. all the reviews I have seen are great

Tanya said...

Would love to read this book...

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