The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
I really enjoyed Jackson's first novel, gods in Alabama, so I was eager to read her latest novel, particularly with the teaser from the jacket and the first line:
"Until the drowned girl came to Laurel's bedroom, ghosts had never walked in Victorianna."
How can you stop after reading a line like that?
Jackson once again takes the reader deep into the South, mixing mysticism and mournfulness into a story that will stay with the reader after finishing the last page. It's not really a ghost story, but there are most ghosts than just the obvious ones on the page...
Jackson's writing will truly pull the reader in, and this is a nice change of pace from the regular fiction fare - recommended!