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Read online The Girl Who Stopped Swimming.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Girl Who Stopped Swimming Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty Coming from a family with a literal skeleton in their closet she s developed this talent all her life whether helping her willful mother to smooth over the reality of her family s ugly past or elevating humble scraps of unwanted fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts .

Her sister Thalia an impoverished Actress with a capital A is her opposite and prides herself in exposing the lurid truth lurking behind life s everyday niceties And while Laurel s life was neatly on track a passionate marriage a treasured daughter and a lovely home in lovely suburban Victorianna everything she holds dear is thrown into question the night she is visited by an apparition in her bedroom The ghost appears to be her year old neighbor Molly Dufresne and when Laurel follows this ghost she finds the real Molly floating lifeless in her swimming pool While the community writes the tragedy off as a suicide Laurel can t Reluctantly enlisting Thalia s aid Laurel sets out on a life altering investigation that triggers startling revelations about her own guarded past the truth about her marriage and the girl who stopped swimming .

Richer and more rewarding than any story from Joshilyn Jackson THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING is destined both to delight Jackson s loyal fans and capture a whole new audience by Joshilyn Jackson

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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Title:The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
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ISBN:0340921935
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Number of Pages:311
Category:Fiction, Mystery, Chick lit, Southern
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Laurel Gray Hawthorne needs to make things pretty Coming from a family with a literal skeleton in their closet she s developed this talent all her life whether helping her willful mother to smooth over the reality of her family s ugly past or elevating humble scraps of unwanted fabric into nationally acclaimed art quilts br br Her sister Thalia an impoverished Actress with a capital A is her opposite and prides herself in exposing the lurid truth lurking behind life s everyday niceties And while Laurel s life was neatly on track a passionate marriage a treasured daughter and a lovely home in lovely suburban Victorianna everything she holds dear is thrown into question the night she is visited by an apparition in her bedroom The ghost appears to be her year old neighbor Molly Dufresne and when Laurel follows this ghost she finds the real Molly floating lifeless in her swimming pool While the community writes the tragedy off as a suicide Laurel can t Reluctantly enlisting Thalia s aid Laurel sets out on a life altering investigation that triggers startling revelations about her own guarded past the truth about her marriage and the girl who stopped swimming br br Richer and more rewarding than any story from Joshilyn Jackson THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING is destined both to delight Jackson s loyal fans and capture a whole new audience, Shandi Pierce got pregnant when she was only seventeen years old She fell for her son deeply instantly completely but as she sat at the table feeding him her own mother was sliding eggs and bacon on her plate feeding her br br Now four years later Shandi is still more parented than parent She lives with her mom her dad pays her bills and her best friend Walcott acts as her white knight But Natty is no ordinary kid and when his savant behavior catches the attention of an obsessive stranger only Shandi sees the true menace br br To protect her son Shandi must grow up fast and find an answer to the question How does a girl remake herself into a mother, With empathy grace humor and piercing insight the author of i Gods in Alabama i pens a powerful emotionally resonant novel of the South that confronts the truth about privilege family and the distinctions between perception and reality the stories we tell ourselves about our origins and who we really are br br Superheroes have always been Leia Birch Briggs weakness One tequila soaked night at a comics convention the usually level headed graphic novelist is swept off her barstool by a handsome and anonymous Batman br br It turns out the caped crusader has left her with more than just a nice fuzzy memory She s having a baby boy an unexpected but not unhappy development in the thirty eight year old s life But before Leia can break the news of her impending single motherhood including the fact that her baby is biracial to her conventional Southern family her step sister Rachel s marriage implodes Worse she learns her beloved ninety year old grandmother Birchie is losing her mind and she s been hiding her dementia with the help of Wattie her best friend since girlhood br br Leia returns to Alabama to put her grandmother s affairs in order clean out the big Victorian that has been in the Birch family for generations and tell her family that she s pregnant Yet just when Leia thinks she s got it all under control she learns that illness is not the only thing Birchie s been hiding Tucked in the attic is a dangerous secret with roots that reach all the way back to the Civil War Its exposure threatens the family s freedom and future and it will change everything about how Leia sees herself and her sister her son and his missing father and the world she thinks she knows, For years Arlene has kept her promises and God has kept His end of the bargain Until now When an old schoolmate from Possett turns up at Arlene s door in Chicago asking questions about Jim Beverly former quarterback and god of Possett High Arlene s break with her former hometown is forced to an end At the same time Burr her long time boyfriend has raised an ultimatum introduce him to her family or consider him gone Arlene loves him dearly but knows her lily white not to mention deeply racist Southern Baptist family will not understand her relationship with an African American boyfriend Reluctantly Arlene bows to the pressure and she and Burr embark on the long avoided road trip back home As Arlene digs through guilt and deception her patched together alibi begins to unravel and she discovers how far she will go for love and a chance at redemption