Sing You Home: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 1, 2011 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen.

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxterís life. Thereís the melody that reminds her of the summer she spent rubbing baby oil on her stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. A dance beat that makes her think of using a fake ID to slip into a nightclub. A dirge that marked the years she spent trying to get pregnant.

For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love.

In the aftermath of a series of personal tragedies, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. When an unexpected friendship slowly blossoms into love, she makes plans for a new life, but to her shock and inevitable rage, some peopleóeven those she loves and trusts mostódonít want that to happen.

Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. Itís about people wanting to do the right thing for the greater good, even as they work to fulfill their own personal desires and dreams. And itís about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.

Music by Ellen Wilber
Lyrics by Jodi Picoult
All songs performed by Ellen Wilber

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Oh so predictable but oh so easy to read. - LibraryThing
So many issues and story lines but it works. - LibraryThing
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On the front burner of the plot, was the rights of... - LibraryThing
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Picoult's writing, of course. - LibraryThing

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For starters, if reading about same-sex relationships is an affront to you, this book is not for you. To me, this is a story of love between two people and circumstances that didn't go according to ... Read full review

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User Review  - ava-st-claire - LibraryThing

I won this in a goodreads giveaway. Very interesting story. So many issues and story lines but it works. Divorce, infertility, gay marriage, depression and all the layers that run deep within each. This was a Good Read. Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Jodi Picoult received an AB in creative writing from Princeton and a masterís degree in education from Harvard. The recipient of the 2003 New England Book Award for her entire body of work, she is the author of twenty-one novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers House Rules, Handle With Care, Change of Heart, and My Sisterís Keeper, for which she received the American Library Associationís Margaret Alexander Edwards Award. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children. Visit her website at

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