Sing You Home

Sing You Home

A Novel

Paperback - 2011
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A stillborn baby ends Max and Zoe's marriage. Max leaves Zoe and turns to drinking. Zoe falls in love with a female school counselor, Vanessa. Max finds help for his drinking problem through his brother's church. Vanessa and Zoe get married. Vanessa offers to carry one of Zoe and Max's fertilized embryos. Zoe goes to Max to get permission to release the embryos to her but Max's new found religious fervor leads him to sue Zoe for custody.
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 2011.
Edition: 1st Emily Bestler BooksWashington Square Press trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9781439102732
1439102732
Characteristics: ix, 466, [12] p. ; 21 cm.

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NanCcan
Sep 04, 2016

Interesting mix of storytelling with actual songs the character sings that can be listened to on the internet. (The publisher has removed the link to the songs, but I was still able to find them - keep googling!) I did not find the songs added to the story, but then I've never been a big music fan.
Another great read from Jodi Picoult about controversial topics and how they affect the lives and feelings of everyone involved.

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G_baby
Apr 26, 2013

I love Jodi' s writing. The book is filled with tears, anger and laughter..Very interesting ending.

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annphi
Apr 25, 2013

If you enjoy having social and political
views woven into story line, this is the
novel for you! I for one am weary
of such and seek refuge in my reading.
Her slap at Conservatives ad/or Repub-
licans made me uncomfortable but
told me more about Picoult than any
biography. I also found it very predictable!

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awdawn
Jul 24, 2012

Once again Picoult sucked me into her world and made me think deep and hard about issues I thought I had made my mind up about. I am thankful that I'm able to reflect on her works as much as I am. I identify as a conservative Christian, yet this book made me re-consider and do some soul searching.

I think Picoult should be proud of a well written and well thought out story and creation.

Would recommend to all.

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csjostrom585
Jun 10, 2012

i love this book. i love the characters and the ending was a suprise.

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LaurenZink
May 13, 2012

This book was not at all what I expected it to be. At first I figured, okay, couple can't have a baby so this is their story, the end. But no. This book goes into great detail from many different perspectives of challenges faces in everyday life by people you may very well sit next to and you hve no idea about it. I likes how the story line still had twists and turns from the past mixed in at the end of the book also, adding even more suspense to the plot. I would recommend this book to anyone who is open-minded enough to read it cover to cover. In my opinion, having a closed-mind before you open the front cover will not allow you to have the same full reading experience as if you were open-minded.

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jdatwell
May 01, 2012

loved the book and man what a story it was. brings to light the idea of family and how it comes to be by birth, adoption or other means the book was beyond what i thought it was. perfect it would have been just nice to know what happened to Clive and the damage he tried to bring down.

Cdnbookworm Apr 28, 2012

This novel features Zoe, a musician and music therapist who has been trying for years to have a baby, with no success and much heartbreak. When her marriage ends, Zoe finds comfort and support from her mother and her new best friend Vanessa, but finds herself wanting more and hoping for a new chance to make a family.
Max was upset to leave Zoe, but finds a new beginning with his brother and sister-in-law and their church, but finds lingering feelings for Zoe.
Vanessa wants a friend and Zoe and her hit it off amazingly well, but will their friendship last through the new difficulties they face together?
Music is a theme here, for connection, for healing, for communication, and the author provides a soundtrack available on the book's website.
There is, as with all Picoult's books, an issue, more than one here, and she has the reader guessing as the plot twists and turns to keep you guessing how things will turn out right until the end.

nkontrol Mar 19, 2012

This book was interesting...it helped me really understand waht a mother who cannot concieve goes through in order to have a baby. It was a good read, couldn't put it down. the evangelical stuff was not needed.

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dijolly
Feb 04, 2012

Another riveting read from Jodi Picoult that examines the moral, religious and ethical debate of frozen embryos. Sped through it.

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CeriRoseAndrist
May 16, 2012

Really liked it but it was possible not for my age group. Definitely liked Zoe and Vanessa's parts better because i think it was basically just parts about Jesus for Max. Absolutely Loved the ending though!

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nipper
Oct 16, 2011

i don't think i finished this book......by the description, i can hardly remember the gist of the story.....

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trj120
Apr 29, 2011

This book started out great with the emotion you always find in a Jodi PIcoult book. About a third of the way into the boook, it seemed someone else took over the writing. The content of the book was very interesting and thought provoking, but it was without depth. "This happened, then that happened and he said this,and she said this.... blah blah blah." I can't put my finger on exactly what was missing, but there was something.........

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LaurenZink
May 13, 2012

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May 06, 2011

julibeexox thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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NanCcan
Sep 04, 2016

There's a difference between finding someone who's broken and finding someone who makes you complete.

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NanCcan
Sep 04, 2016

You're not helpless. You need help.

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