Tuesday, April 21, 2009

giveaway: 5 copies of the girl who stopped swimming!


Hachette Book Group is kind enough to offer 5 copies of Joshilyn Jackson's new book The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.

Here's how they describe this book:
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.

How to enter: Leave a comment on this post. If you don't have a blogger account, please include an email address to contact you. (If you prefer not to post your email for privacy reason, please email me: nomadreaderblog@gmail.com with the number of your comment). Contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only. To get a second entry, publicize the contest in some way (your blog, twitter, etc.) and send me a link by email or post an additional time. I'll use random.org to pick five winners. The contest ends Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at noon Eastern time. Winners will have 48 hours to respond to my email asking for their mailing address or an alternate winner will be chosen. Good luck!

20 comments:

  1. This looks like an excellent book, I would love to win it.

    Val
    lastnerve2000@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this! Book looks interesting, I am not familiar with the author.

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  3. Sounds interesting. I would love to win it.

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  4. This sounds like a really good book so please enter me in this contest.

    Vindella
    vanjala3@yahoo.com

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  5. I'd be interested in winning! Please feel free to give it away randomly to me. :) (But not that lastnerve person!) **ducks**

    tami.winbush @ gmail.com

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  6. I'd love to read this!

    wendy
    chakliuk@gmail.com

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  7. Guys, feel free to pick me as a winner, Tami is just jealous!

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  8. I've heard wonderful things about this author, but have yet to read any of her books. I'd love the chance to win!

    Thanks,
    kairilily at yahoo dot com

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  9. Hi, The story line of this book and the characters have always intrigued
    me. Please enter me in your delightful book giveaway drawing.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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    http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/
    1582076452.
    Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  11. Even though I'm not familiar with this author I would love to win this book.

    My email account is bstilwell12
    @comcast.net

    My twitter name is pine1211

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  12. I just sent a tweet about the giveaway on twitter. My name on twitter is pine1211

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  13. This sounds intriguing, win or not I'll be reading it!
    Mary Ann
    mascanlon49@hotmail.com

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  14. Please enter me, I've been really wanting to read this book for a while. It sounds really good and has been on my wishlist since I first heard of it.

    Thanks!
    tiffanyak1986(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  15. Thanks!

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  16. Sounds like a great ghost story! Should be a fun read! And a new to me author. Thanks

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  17. OK I forgot to put in my email sorry. jennykaesimpson@yahoo.com

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  18. Sounds like a fun book. I love reading stories that have a ghost, and would love to read this book. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  19. Wow - this book sounds really interesting.

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  20. I'd love to win this book - I've been reading so many great things about it! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I blogged about it here:

    http://booksandmovies.colvilleblogger.com/2009/04/25/bookish-links-for-saturday-april-25-2009/

    nnjmom at yahoo dot com

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. Happy reading!