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Sing You Home: A Novel
by Jodi Picoult

Published: 2014-09-23
Mass Market Paperback : 560 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 11 of 13 members
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult, this astonishing novel is “another winner.…Picoult cleverly examines the modern world of reproductive science, how best to nurture a child and what, exactly, being a family means” (People).

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult, this astonishing novel is “another winner.…Picoult cleverly examines the modern world of reproductive science, how best to nurture a child and what, exactly, being a family means” (People).

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. There’s 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.

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 people—even those she loves and trusts most—don’t want that to happen.

“A carefully constructed, multilayered novel about the transformative power of storytelling” (Newsday), Sing You Home deals with identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. It’s 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 it’s about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.

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Prior to reading this book, did you know problems like this could occur with fertility and divorce?
What would be on your "life playlist"?
Do you think there is ever a "right and wrong" or only a "right and wrong" for each individual? Or does it depend?
by MDJDCouple (see profile) 07/12/11

What songs would be on your personal playlist?
Did the sterotypical characters bother you as you read the story? Were they distracting or an emphasis of society?
For people so obsessed with having babies did you find it odd that they forgot to consider their frozen DNA in the divorce settlement?
by kellysmom (see profile) 05/17/11

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we went to see her live was a great activity....she even signed our book and take pictures
by imashopoholic (see profile) 10/20/11

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by [email protected] (see profile) 11/03/19

We gave this a B-.

 
by jdjennib (see profile) 03/23/18

 
  "Not one of Picoult's best"by knitmarisa (see profile) 08/30/12

We felt that Jodi put too much in this book and relied too much on stereotypes. Usually her books deal with one controversial topic. This one attempted to deal with several and treated none well.

 
  "Sing Me Home.. Jodi Picoult"by cjhennings (see profile) 06/14/12

Very informative discussion at our Book Club

 
  "Sing You Home"by funfriends (see profile) 06/14/12

It brought to light the struggles of gay couples looking to raise and nurture a family with children. I do wish the author would have gone a little more into depth about the music therapy and the effects... (read more)

 
  "Surprisingly Great"by Merhousel (see profile) 02/21/12

Wasn't sure what I would think of this Piccoult read. Love her others, so gave it a try. The courtroom was the biggest draw for me. Loved it. Very interesting and thought provoking topic. Great for... (read more)

 
  "Paper Back Posse Gives it a Thumbs UP"by imashopoholic (see profile) 10/20/11

Our Book Club saw Jodi Picoult in Derry NH tonight what a great Time. I loved how she introduced the music and the book together and how each song tied into the story allowing the story to c... (read more)

 
  "Sing You Home"by tkyhnn (see profile) 08/18/11

 
  "A great portrayal of "family""by lmheft (see profile) 08/08/11

A fast paced read with a few unexpected turn of events. Our book club LOVED this book, although we all agreed the enclosed CD did not add anything to the reading !!!

 
  "A page turner, with some unexpected twists."by zaxmom15701 (see profile) 07/12/11

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were well developed and I got very caught up in the story. It makes a great read for book clubs, because there are so many points for discussion. I would have... (read more)

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