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Title:The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Hodder
ISBN:0340921935
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Number of Pages:311
Category:Fiction, Mystery, Chick lit, Southern

The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson

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

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i A Grown Up Kind Of Pretty i is a powerful saga of three generations of women plagued by hardships and torn by a devastating secret yet inextricably joined by the bonds of family br br Fifteen year old Mosey Slocumb spirited sassy and on the cusp of womanhood is shaken when a small grave is unearthed in the backyard and determined to figure out why it s there Liza her stroke ravaged mother is haunted by choices she made as a teenager But it is Jenny Mosey s strong and big hearted grandmother whose maternal love braids together the strands of the women s shared past and who will stop at nothing to defend their future, A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet witty novel from the nationally bestselling author of Someone Else s Love Story and gods in Alabama an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives br br Born in Alabama Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free spirited young mother Kai an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with Southern Oral Tradition to re invent their history as they roved But everything including Paula s birthname Kali Jai changed when she told a story of her own one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care Separated each holding her own secrets the intense bond they once shared was fractured br br These days Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough as nails divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta While she hasn t seen Kai in fifteen years she s still making payments on that Karmic debt until the day her last check is returned in the mail along with a cryptic letter I am going on a journey Kali I am going back to my beginning death is not the end You will be the end We will meet again and there will be new stories You know how Karma works br br Then Kai s most treasured secret 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curated volume of excerpts from new and upcoming titles by debut fiction authors you ll want to get familiar with early on br br em The New Voices in Fiction Sampler Summer Selection em includes br br An Introduction from Joshilyn Jackson and an excerpt from her latest novel em Someone Else s Love Story em on sale now br br And excerpts from br br em The Girl Who Came Home em by Hazel Gaynor br em Up at Butternut Lake em by Mary McNear br em The Pearl That Broke Its Shell em by Nadia Hashimi br em Memory of Water em by Emmi It ranta br em The From Aways em by CJ Hauser br em Thorn Jack em by Katherine Harbour br em Last Night at the Blue Angel em by Rebecca Rotert br em Don t Try to Find Me em by Holly Brown br em Ice Shear em by M P Cooley br em The Home Place em by Carrie La Seur br em Season of the Dragonflies em by Sarah Creech br em Someone Else s Love Story em by Joshilyn Jackson, 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