May 10, 2009

Book Contest - The Girl Who Stopped Swimming



Win a copy of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
by Joshilyn Jackson (Grand Central Publishing, 2009).

"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."


Simply post a comment and your name will be entered in the contest. Please be sure I can reach you through email. Thanks to Hatchette Books there will be five winners!
The contest runs from May 10 - May 17.

Note: This contest is restricted to residents of the US and Canada only. And, sorry, no PO Boxes.

23 comments:

Diana Dang said...

It seems like an interesting book!

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Carlene said...

I would love to be in your drawing.
Thanks
Carlene
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tetewa said...

I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

Pat said...

I would love to win this book.
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trishalynn0708 said...

I have seen this book posted on a few blogs and everyone seems to like it. I would love to be included in the drawing. :)

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Luvdaylilies said...

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Kitten22 said...

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Bridget said...

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Marie said...

I would love to read this!

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nfmgirl said...

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Amber said...

I would love to win - this seems like a spooky mystery!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Nicola said...

I'd really like to win this book! Please enter me. My email is in my profile.

Katrina said...

it looks like a great book, thanka!

Becca said...

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

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Vanessa said...

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Bingo said...

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ann marie said...

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Anita Yancey said...

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Book Lady said...

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Great book for the entire family especially for teenagers.