Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Joshilyn Jackson Book Giveaway

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author: Joshilyn Jackson
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 4, 2008)

Book Description :

Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty, whether she's helping her mother make sure the literal family skeleton stays in the closet or turning scraps of fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts. Her estranged sister Thalia, an impoverished Actress with a capital A, is her polar opposite, priding herself on exposing the lurid truth lurking behind middle class niceties. While Laurel's life seems neatly on track--a passionate marriage, a treasured daughter, and a lovely home in suburban Victorianna -- everything she holds dear is suddenly thrown into question the night she is visited by the ghost of a her 13-year old neighbor Molly Dufresne.

The ghost leads Laurel to the real Molly floating lifelessly in the Hawthorne's backyard pool. Molly's death is inexplicable -- an unseemly mystery Laurel knows no one in her whitewashed neighborhood is up to solving. Only her wayward, unpredictable sister is right for the task, but calling in a favor from Thalia is like walking straight into a frying pan protected only by Crisco. Enlisting Thalia's help, Laurel sets out on a life-altering journey that triggers startling revelations about her family's guarded past, the true state of her marriage, and the girl who stopped swimming.

Richer and more rewarding than any story Joshilyn Jackson has yet written, yet still packed with Jackson's trademarked outrageous characters, sparkling dialogue, and defiantly twisting plotting, THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING is destined both to delight Jackson's loyal fans and capture a whole new audience.

Want to win an autographed copy?

Katrina over at the Stone Soup blog is a huge fan of Joshilyn Jackson’s. And to celebrate the release of Jackson's new book, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, she's giving away … insert drum roll here … TWO copies of the brand new novel, each signed by the author and personally inscribed to the winner!

Follow this link to leave a comment. Anyone can enter, even previous winners. Ends Monday when Katrina will give away another book (or two).


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