April 3, 2009

Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

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.


"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



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Valerie at Hachette is allowing me to give away 5 copies of "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming" by Joshilyn Jackson. The giveaway will run from now until April 12th. I will use randomizer to choose the winner and they will be notified via email. Winners will have 48 hours to email me their mailing address or another winner will be chosen. Good luck everyone!

YOU MUST LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS OR YOU WILL NOT BE ENTERED. Here are the ways to enter & you will receive entries for each of the following:

*Leave me a comment telling me you'd like to enter. 1 entry

*Post this contest on your blog and leave me a comment including the link. 2 entries

*Follow my blog (current followers welcome too) leave a comment stating that. 1 entries 

*Tweet this contest on Twitter and leave me a comment including the link. 2 entries

*Follow me on Twitter (current followers welcome too) and leave a comment stating that. 1 entries

Make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry. Please leave a way for me to contact you in your comment.

Rules: Winners must be residents of the US and Canada and we cannot mail to PO Boxes.


80 comments:

Indigo said...

I would love to enter for this book please. Thrillers are right up my alley. Thanks! Indigo

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Indigo said...

I follow you on my Google Reader. Thanks Indigo

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Indigo said...

I'm also following you on Twitter under sageraven. Thanks! Indigo

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I Heart Monster said...

Hey thought I'd let you know that this is impossible to read on Google Reader - it shows up in peach and there's not enough contrast to see it. Thought you'd want to know!

Irene Yeates said...

I would love to win this book!! Please enter my name in your giveaway. Thank you!!

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MJ said...

Please count me in!
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MJ said...

I follow

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MJ said...

I follow on Twitter - Sumrthyme

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
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Irene Yeates said...

I am a NEW follower!!

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sharon54220 said...

Sounds very interesting.

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sharon54220 said...

I am also a follower.

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NotNessie said...

Please count me in! This sounds like a great book.

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NotNessie said...

I'm a follower.

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Janel said...

I love a good ghost story. Please enter me! Thanks.

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Janel said...

I posted this in my right sidebar at:

http://janelsjumble.blogspot.com

Janel said...

I subscribe in Google reader.

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AmandaSue said...

I'm not usually into books with ghosts in it but this book sounds really interesting so I'd love a chance to read it! Thanks.
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AmandaSue said...

I'm a follower thanks!

Bridget said...

Just wanted you to know I posted this on Win A Book. No need to enter me.

Amanda said...

I"d love to win this book, too! amandagignac[at]gmail[dot]com

Jake said...

please enter me into this giveaway.

thanks,
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allisonmariecat said...

Please enter me! This sounds like a great read.

allisonmariecat said...

Please enter me!

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allisonmariecat said...

I follow you on Blogger!

allisonmariecat said...

And I posted your giveaway on my blog:
http://hollybooknotes.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

Marie said...

This book sounds interesting. I'd like to read it. Please enter me. Thanks.

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Betty and Boo's Mommy said...

Would love to win this ... I actually have it out from the library but with no hope of starting it (much less finishing) by the time my renewals are up.

Thanks for listing my blog on your blogroll, BTW! :)

Amber said...

Thanks for the giveaway :)
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Lindsey said...

This looks sooo interesting! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Ally M said...

I'd love a chance to read this book. Thanks for the great review!

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Violet Vixen said...

I'd love a chance to win this book. I follow via RSS!

Bcteagirl said...

This sounds like a page turner! Thank you for entering me :)

olympianlady said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

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olympianlady said...

I'm following you on Twitter (TiffanyAK)

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Cheryl S. said...

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

Thanks,
Cheryl
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Lisa said...

Please enter me! I love gods in Alabama and Jackson's blog.

Marie said...

I really want to read this one, I love ghost stories!

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janetfaye said...

I would love to read this book.

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janetfaye said...

1. I blogged:
http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

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janetfaye said...

2. I blogged:
http://luckygiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/giveaway-girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow your blog.

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janetfaye said...

1. Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1478512410

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janetfaye said...

2. Tweet:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye/status/1478512410

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janetfaye said...

I follow on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/Janetfaye

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Sherrylinn said...

Sounds like a wonderful read, thanks for the review and a chance to win!

slcremer at gmail dot com

Sherrylinn said...

Link to my blog:

http://sherrylinnslist.blogspot.com/2009/04/girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

Sherrylinn said...

Blogged #2

http://sherrylinnslist.blogspot.com/2009/04/girl-who-stopped-swimming.html

Sherrylinn said...

I'm a follower

slcremer/Sherrylinn

Sherrylinn said...

My tweet
http://twitter.com/Sherrylinn/status/1480550445

Sherrylinn said...

Tweeted #2

http://twitter.com/Sherrylinn/status/1480550445

Sherrylinn said...

I follow on twitter

Sherrylinn

ChristiS said...

I'd love to win this book! We're going to the beach with my inlaws this summer, and I'm gonna need lots of good reading material! LOL Thanks!

Tiffany819 said...

I would love to read this book. It looks great. Thank you!

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Tiffany819 said...

I follow your blog - Tiffany819

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Tiffany819 said...

I also follow you on twitter- Tiffanys819

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Dawn M. said...

This sounds like a great spooky story. Please enter me. :0)

Thanks!
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jwx4 said...

I'd love to win.

Selinda said...

I'm always looking for a good new read!

Thanks,

selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

Anita Yancey said...

Please enter me for this book. I love stories that have ghosts in them. This book sounds wonderful, love to read it.

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Karla said...

Please enter me, i'm always looking for new authors and books!

Juicebox.mom said...

this book looks good, please enter me! thanks!

RockCity said...

Please enter me! Many thanks

Team Morris said...

Thanks for the great review and video! This sounds like the perfect book to take to the beach/ pool this year. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Team Morris said...

I follow you on Blogger! Thanks! :)

bison61 said...

please sign me up

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'd love to read this book - thank you for the chance to win a copy!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . And, I'm a Follower!
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Gwendolyn B. said...

I follow you on Twitter.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

. . . and, here's my Tweet: http://twitter.com/ASeaOfBooks/status/1497699796

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Carol said...

I would love to win this book! Thank you!
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Carol said...

I'm a follower.
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Carol said...

I follow on Twitter - CarolAnnM
Carol M
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Selina said...

I'd love to read this book - it sounds great! Thanks for the chance. iclipalso(at)yahoo(dot)com

Book Spot said...

I would really love to win this book :)

Book Spot said...

and I posted a link on the contest part of my sidebar earlier, too.

doreen said...

I would love this book because I love reading and I have been hearing that this book is a must read. Sure hope I WIN.

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Belinda M said...

I would love to read this one. Please enter me in your giveaway

Alan D said...

I would like to enter. Thank you.

Katherine said...

Would love this book. Thanks for providing this great contest :D