Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Book Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

I'm authorized to give away 5 copies. Rules for entry in the drawing are below. Please read them carefully.

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
By Joshilyn Jackson
Trade Paperback release May 26, 2009
Pub. Grand Central Publishing

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.

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  • Leave a comment in this post expressing your interest in entering the drawing.
  • Provide an @ by which I can contact you in case of a win. Either in your comment or in an email to me at joystory AT gmail DOT com If you email your @ be sure to connect it to your entry. If I do not receive an @ your entry will be disqualified.
  • If, in the case of a win, you would like me link to your blog in the winners announcement post, provide your URL in your comment or via email. This is not a requirement for entering nor do you have to have a blog yourself in order to enter.
  • If you blog about this giveaway, send me a link to the post and your name will be entered a second time.
  • Deadline for entering is NOON PST May 16, 2009. I will select the winners with a random number generator using
  • Winners must provide a US or Canadian mailing address. Hachette is unable to deliver to PO Boxes.

32 tell me a story:

Vanessa 4/15/2009 2:56 AM  

Please count me in!


tina werner 4/15/2009 4:38 AM  
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tina werner 4/15/2009 4:39 AM  

i love a chance to win! thank you!
stampitchick at yahoo dot ca

Pissenlit 4/15/2009 12:52 PM  

The book sounds interesting. I'd love to be entered in this giveaway.

un_pissenlit (at) hotmail (dot) com

Debs Desk 4/15/2009 4:07 PM  

Please include me in your giveaway.

LuAnn 4/15/2009 6:52 PM  

I've been wanting to read this book. There have been comments about it all over the Web.

Unknown 4/16/2009 8:40 AM  

I want to win. Please enter me. Sararush (at) hotmail (dot) com

Unknown 4/16/2009 9:38 AM  

I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance to read this book.

Amber 4/16/2009 9:53 AM  

Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

Heather 4/16/2009 10:22 AM  

I'd love to add this book to my collection. Please count me in. Thank you!

nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

Marie 4/16/2009 4:29 PM  

This sounds really interesting, I would love to read it!

CherylS22 4/16/2009 6:22 PM  

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


Kitten22 4/17/2009 8:21 AM  

This looks great! Please enter me!


Jamie 4/17/2009 11:29 AM  

Please enter me. jjhbeautiful at hotmail dot com... Thank you.

Anonymous,  4/17/2009 8:53 PM  

I've been really wanting to read this. Please enter me. Thanks!


Anonymous,  4/18/2009 11:35 AM  

This looks really good, please count me in!

jaam121388 at yahoo dot com

A Reader 4/20/2009 5:49 AM  

I would really like to read this.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous,  4/20/2009 10:30 AM  

I would love a copy of this book. My email is , and my blog is In the Shadow of Mt. TBRI linked your contest on my Giveaways and Contests page.


Luvdaylilies 4/20/2009 6:19 PM  

Thanks so much for offering the giveaway, I'd love to win!

jwx4 4/21/2009 7:35 PM  

Enter me, please.

Northernmama-Angela 4/22/2009 10:37 PM  

I'd love to read this book! Please enter me into the giveaway!
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Pam 4/23/2009 5:00 AM  

This book sounds really good. I've entered a few giveaways for it now and haven't won it yet!

melacan at hotmail dto com

Erin @ CanadianGiveaways 4/23/2009 9:21 AM  

Please enter me - I would love to read this book!

My blog url:

I blogged about this giveaway here:


Anonymous,  4/23/2009 8:53 PM  

I'd really like to win a copy of this book. Please enter my name in your draw. Thanks.

Anonymous,  4/23/2009 10:11 PM  

Would love to read this book. I love books about intricate family relationships, much less when you throw in a scary mystery!!

pamelashockley at netscape dot net

Sue W. 4/26/2009 7:07 PM  

I would really enjoy winning and reading this book then being able to pass it onto some of my book club buddies. Thanks for having this giveaway.

Sue W. 4/26/2009 7:09 PM  

I blogged this giveaway at:

Bingo 4/27/2009 10:19 PM  

Looks like a great read! Thanks!

janetfaye 5/05/2009 1:15 AM  

Please enter me!


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Shauna 5/13/2009 5:53 PM  

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

Lauren,  5/14/2009 9:10 AM  

Please enter me for this book! I would really love to read it.


Bingo 5/15/2009 7:29 PM  

Please enter me in the drawing. Thanks!
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