Monday, November 26, 2012

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 ~~

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.

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  1. I have read one or two novels of Jodi Picoult. She has a very nice writing, and I get so engrossed in the story that I don't notice anything around me. I love her books. I think this one is one of her new books, before Lone Wolf was published. I am going to add this to my TBR. I have Lone Wolf and i think I will probably read it soon.
    GREAT review, Susan
    Your reader,

  2. Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. I feel the same way: I emotionally connect with the characters and the story. In fact, her characters truly seem real to me.
    Great review, Susan.


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