Saturday, March 9, 2013

Giveaway: Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult


One miscarriage too many spelled the end of Max and Zoe Baxter's marriage. Though the former couple went quite separate ways, their fates remained entangled: After veering into alcoholism, Max is saved in multiple senses by his fundamentalist conversion; Zoe, for her part, finds healing relief in music therapy and the friendship, then romantic love with Vanessa, her counselor.


After Zoe and Vanessa, now married, decide to have a baby, they realize that they must join battle with Max, who objects on both religious and financial grounds. Like her House Rules and several other previous Jodi Picoult novels, Sing You Home grapples with hot button issues.

The novel also includes a CD of songs, each matched with a chapter in the book. Perfect for book clubs. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about Sing You Home ~~ (originally posted November 26, 2012)

You just have to love how Jodi Picoult takes a topic that is controversial and writes a beautiful story about it. And makes it heart-wrenching. I don't think I have read any of Jodi's books without becoming emotionally involved in the story and the character's lives.

Sing You Home is another wonderful Picoult book. And this one comes with a music CD with song tracks for each chapter. It was interesting listening to each song as I was reading the book to see how it tied into the story. Zoe, the main female character is a music therapist so the music CD made sense and was a nice addition to the whole book.

I have another Picoult book, Lone Wolf, sitting on my bookshelf. I want to get that one read here soon too. I love Jodi's books!

About the author


Jodi Picoult, 44, is the bestselling author of eighteen novels, the last five of which debuted at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.

Picoult studied creative writing with Mary Morris at Princeton, and had two short stories published in Seventeen magazine while still a student. Realism - and a profound desire to be able to pay the rent - led Picoult to a series of different jobs following her graduation: as a technical writer for a Wall Street brokerage firm, as a copywriter at an ad agency, as an editor at a textbook publisher, and as an 8th grade English teacher - before entering Harvard to pursue a master’s in education. She married Tim Van Leer, whom she had known at Princeton, and it was while she was pregnant with her first child that she wrote her first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale.

In 2003 she was awarded the New England Bookseller Award for Fiction. She has also been the recipient an Alex Award from the Young Adult Library Services Association, sponsored by the Margaret Alexander Edwards Trust and Booklist, one of ten books written for adults that have special appeal for young adults; the Book Browse Diamond Award for novel of the year; a lifetime achievement award for mainstream fiction from the Romance Writers of America; Cosmopolitan magazine’s ‘Fearless Fiction’ Award 2007; Waterstone’s Author of the Year in the UK, a Vermont Green Mountain Book Award, a Virginia Reader’s Choice Award, the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award, and a Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award. She wrote five issues of the Wonder Woman comic book series for DC Comics. Her books are translated into thirty four languages in thirty five countries. Four – The Pact, Plain Truth, The Tenth Circle, and Salem Falls - have been made into television movies. My Sister’s Keeper was a big-screen released from New Line Cinema, with Nick Cassavetes directing and Cameron Diaz starring, which is now available in DVD. She received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Dartmouth College in 2010 and another from the University of New Haven in 2012.

She and Tim and their three children live in Hanover, New Hampshire with two Springer spaniels, a rescue puppy, two donkeys, two geese, one duck, eight chickens, and the occasional Holstein.

Connect with Jodi 


Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance 
to win a copy of this wonderful book!

And check out the sidebar for my other giveaways.



26 comments:

  1. thanks for this giveaway. Your posts are always great and interesting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love Jodi Picoult, and would love to read her newest! Liene @ LLucane at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hey Susan ~ Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. l adored Lone Wolf and am now reading The Storyteller....so good!

    laurenclarkbooks@gmail.com

    xx, Lauren

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mine too! I still have to read those too books of hers. Can't go wrong with a Picoult book!

      Delete
  4. Nineteen Minutes was the first Picoult book I read and I was hooked. I have since read The Pact(have seen TV movie) and My Sister's Keeper(have yet to see the movie)and own several more yet to be read.

    Thanks for the giveaway :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I have not read Nineteen Minutes yet. I started it once shortly after a school shooting (can't remember which one right now) and I just didn't want to go there then. I should try it again.

      Delete
  5. This sounds different

    ReplyDelete
  6. This sounds like another great book by Jodi Picoult! Thanks for the introduction and chance to win!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just listened in on a panel where Jodi Picoult was talking about her new book...She is such a great writer!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ooooo - I would love to meet her, someday!

      Delete
  8. I adore Jodi Picoult's books! I fell in love with her books when I read Nineteen Minutes and then couldn't seem to ever pass up an opportunity to read one of her books any time I have a chance!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. See my comment above about Nineteen Minutes. I guess I am going to have to give it another try.

      Delete
  9. I love her books, this sounds heartbreaking, but beautiful!

    misusedinnocence@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It was a wonderful read! Thanks for entering!

      Delete
  10. I have loved all of her books, and would enjoy reading this one also. Thanks for this chance to win it.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

    ReplyDelete
  11. Sounds like a good read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  12. Thanks for all the comment love, everyone! I'll be posting a winner later today. I hope you are all having a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks SO much for leaving me a comment! Every single one means a whole lot to me!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...