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Giveaway: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

May 1st, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group I have 5 copies of this book to giveaway.

Description: 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.


1. Open to residents of the US and Canada and HBG cannot mail to PO Boxes.

2. Leave a comment here for one entry.

3. Receive additional entries if you Tweet or post on Facebook, MySpace, etc. or blog about this contest.

4. Contest is open until May 13.

Posted in Books, Giveaways

37 Responses

  1. Renee G

    Would love to read this.


  2. ALLY in WA

    I have read such excellent reviews about this book. I hope to win a copy. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Anne Shealy

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this – would love to read it!

  4. Indigo

    Please enter me for a chance in this drawing. I’ve been wanting to read this book. Thanks! Indigo

  5. Karin A

    Would love to be entered–thank you!

  6. nomadreader

    I’d love to win!

  7. Jenny

    This sounds like a great book–I’d love to read it!

  8. mindy

    sounds like a great read thanks for the giveaway

  9. Debbie

    Please include me in your giveaway.




  10. Belinda

    Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance to win.

  11. L. Benson

    Please enter me to win=)

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  12. Christina Brunetti

    Love to read this.



  13. Janet F

    Please enter me!

    Thank you!

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  14. Jennifer B.

    I would love a chance to win this book. I actually won a copy at another site and because of being busy, I didn’t get the email in time to claim it. :( So, I’m keeping my fingers crossed this time! Thanks!

    kairilily at yahoo dot com

  15. Valerie

    sounds great

  16. Heather S

    Sounds like a good read! Thanks!

  17. Alicia

    This sounds like a good book.

    Thanks for the giveaway >^..^<

  18. j chaborek

    Please enter me in for the drawing, thank you! : ) Take care.

  19. Lauren

    I would love to win this book. Thanks!

  20. Deedles

    Sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

  21. Sandra K321

    This sounds like such a good book. I really would like to add it to my list of books to read over the summer.

  22. Jason

    Looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance

  23. Kelly R.

    I keep hearing things about this book, and I’d really love to read it. :)

  24. kim v

    Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!


  25. Carla Pullum

    Wow I would love to take this on my vacation to read in the sun!



  26. Jennifer

    This sounds like an interesting book, thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Pamela S

    I love Billie Letts and this sounds like a great book. Thanks.

  28. Kathy D

    I have heard great things about this book

  29. Sharon

    I would love to read Thank you for the contest

  30. Kathy D


  31. Maciej Z

    Yep. I’ve heard from a friend it’s a really good read. Hope to win ^_^

  32. Nicole

    I love to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. Ellie W

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

  34. brooke

    All the reviews for this book were so good I added it to my TBR and oooo the more I think about it the more I can’t wait to read it… now I just have to get it…

  35. Shauna

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

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  36. Tiffany S.

    I’d love a chance to win this! Thank you!!

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