My latest giveaway is for 5 copies of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson courtesy of Valerie over at Hachette Book Group. I read this back when I had first started my blog and you can read my review here. Here’s a bit of a description of the book from Hachette…
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.
Check out Part I and II of an interview with Joshilyn Jackson…
Want to win? The rules are simple:
- Leave me a comment and please leave an email address if I’m not familiar with who you are already
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (no PO boxes) and I will draw for the winners on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Good luck!