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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

(2008)
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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.


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Hardback Editions

April 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 1-59722-659-9 / 978-1-59722-659-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 0-446-57965-3 / 978-0-446-57965-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 0-446-69782-6 / 978-0-446-69782-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 0-340-92193-5 / 978-0-340-92193-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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March 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 0-340-92262-1 / 978-0-340-92262-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

May 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 1-60024-442-4 / 978-1-60024-442-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 1-59483-922-0 / 978-1-59483-922-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
ISBN: 1-4159-4657-4 / 978-1-4159-4657-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

January 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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March 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
Author(s): Joshilyn Jackson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA