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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Winners - The girl Who Stopped Swimming


Congrats to the winners!

Check out the Authors web-site. It is awesome. I am sure you will find excellent summer reading on this site!!

Thank you Valerie from Hachette Book Group for offering this selection.

Full 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.


bermudaonion said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Sadako said...

Ooh, this looks really good. I love mystery/creepy type of books, and this looks like a lot of fun!

janetfaye said...

Thank you!

Jo-Jo said...

Thanks so much for this mothers day surprise Toni!

Passages to the Past said...

Congrats and Happy Reading!

Unknown said...

A fellow art quilter led me to this blog and your review of "The Girl Who Stopped Swimming". I mean, how many books out there feature a character who does art quilts? Looks like a great book and I'll be reading it very soon. Thanks for the recommendation.

Del said...

Pamela Allen, master quilter, contributed to this book. See her comments at:
Now that I have seen Pamela's work I am eager to read the book.

Luanne said...

congrats to all of you!

Ladytink_534 said...

Thank you again! I'm looking forward to reading this one :)