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4/14/10

GIVEAWAY AND BLOG TOUR: THE SWIMMING POOL BY HOLLY LeCRAW (Book Review 2010-61)

Product Description

A heartbreaking affair, an unsolved murder, an explosive romance: welcome to summer on the Cape in this powerful debut.

Seven summers ago, Marcella Atkinson fell in love with Cecil McClatchey, a married father of two. But on the same night their romance abruptly ended, Cecil's wife was found murdered—and their lives changed forever. The case was never solved, and Cecil died soon after, an uncharged suspect.

Now divorced and estranged from her only daughter, Marcella lives alone, mired in grief and guilt. Meanwhile, Cecil's grown son, Jed, returns to the Cape with his sister for the first time in years. One day he finds a woman's bathing suit buried in a closet—a relic, unbeknownst to him, of his father's affair—and, on a hunch, confronts Marcella. When they fall into an affair of their own, their passion temporarily masks the pain of the past, but also leads to crises and revelations they never could have imagined.

In what is sure to be the debut of the season, The Swimming Pool delivers a sensuous narrative of such force and depth that you won't be able to put it down.

About the Author

HOLLY LECRAW lives outside of Boston with her husband and three children. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday; 1 edition (April 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385531931
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385531931
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER 

LOVED IT


This is the perfect summer read even if you are stuck in the house since it is raining. The Swimming Pool is a murder-mystery-character driven story with a lot of twists and turns.  I had thought that with so many books about adultery and the consequences of it had been done to death, but this one goes beyond the typical family drama.  It is hard to describe the story without giving away the plot, so all I am going to say is:  READ THIS.  

Holly LeCrew has also won the Pushcart prize and I am now looking for other authors with this award.  I have found that it is a great barometer of the unique writing styles that I love.



WANT TO WIN A COPY OF THIS?


Thanks to Doubleday, I have one copy to giveaway to someone that has a US mailing address that is not a PO Box.  The winner will be chosen by Random.org and the winner will be notified by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond with their mailing address or a new winner will be chosen.  The contest ends on 4.30.10.


To Enter:

Please leave a NEW and SEPARATE comment for each entry.


+1 Leave a comment with your email address (you enter once a day this way)
+1 Follow me
+1 Be my Good Reads friend HERE
+1 For each post about this giveaway on your blog or other social network (one entry per link per day) 
+1 Visit Holly's website www.hollylecrew.com and tell me something interesting about her.
+1 Be a fan of Holly LeCraw on Facebook HERE
+1 Join Holly's mailing list HERE
+1 Follow Holly on Twitter HERE 


104 comments:

  1. Please enter my name in the giveaway. I really want to read this book - so many great reviews for it!

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  2. I'm a follower :)

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  4. i am a follower

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  6. Holly has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize

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  7. Holly FB fan

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  8. This books sounds very interesting.
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  9. I follow you via google.
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  10. I am a GoodReads friend
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  11. I am Holly's fan on FB.
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  12. I follow Holly on Twitter
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  13. On Holly's website she says her friends say she laughs too loudly.
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  14. Please enter me

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  15. I am a follower.

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  16. I am a follower,

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  17. I am a follower

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  19. Please enter me! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

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  20. I'm already a follower.

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  21. I'm your Goodreads friend.

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  22. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Door2Wonderland/status/12190298909

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  23. Holly LeCraw was born and raised in Atlanta, GA.

    By the way, you misspelled Holly's last name on your link to her website so the link won't work!

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  24. Hi! This would be a powerful book to read and I know it would be boring. LOL
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  25. Hi! Loyal follower here.:)

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  26. This sounds great - please enter me.

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  27. I joined Holly's mailing list.

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  28. I'm a follower :)

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  29. I would love to read this book!
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  33. It was interesting to learn that at 43 she has her first book out.
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  36. I am a twitter follower of Holly
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  41. I'd love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. I follow!

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  44. Daily tweet: http://twitter.com/Door2Wonderland/status/12369460594

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  45. I'd love to enter! Thanks!

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  46. I'm a follower.

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  48. I'm a fan of Holly LeCraw on Facebook (Aik Chien)

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  49. Follow Holly on Twitter @aikchien

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  50. I tweeted:

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  51. This is funny!

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  55. new Facebook fan of Holly
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  63. I'd love to read this - totally my kind of book
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  66. Enter me.
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  67. I am a public follower via google.
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  68. Daily entry.

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  69. I just love this cover. Please count me in.

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  70. Daily Entry 4/23. Thanks!

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  76. Please enter me in the giveaway

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  81. I would like to be entered!

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  84. Holly's greatest extravagance is buying nice things for their house!

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  85. Daily entry.

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  87. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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  90. At Holly's site I learned that she was raised in Atlanta

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  91. I am a Facebook Fan of Holly

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  93. I follow Holly on Twitter
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  97. Pam (pk4290)was lucky #9 and won this book! An email has been sent!

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  98. I wish this was open to residents of Canada! ( I know it is not your decision to make...lol). I have read so many positive reviews of this book, and seen many giveaways, but unfortunately none of them are open to Canadians!

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  99. Mary, could I enter if I could provide a US mailing address if I won? I have a friend in the US that would be willing to have it sent to her house, and then she would send it to me.

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  100. Obviously not for this contest since it ended last week, but for other ones is it possible?

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