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 marks the years she spent trying to get pregnant.
And it’s music that brings her back to love. When fertility issues lead to a divorce, Zoe throws herself into her career as a music therapist. As an unexpected friendship with a woman 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.
Jodi Picoult has proven once again that she is a master storyteller, always bringing grace, compassion, and thoughtfulness to life’s most difficult questions. Sing You Home is about identity, love, marriage, and parenthood. And it’s about what happens when the outside world brutally calls into question the very thing closest to our hearts: family.
©2011 Jodi Picoult (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
Jodi never fails to meet expectations. Though fiction, this as prior works by Jodi address modern day/current dilemmas that our society experiences. Very well written and narrated. Compelling and exciting leaving you wish for more.
Jodi can take situations in the news and allow us to see all sides, humanizing her characters and making us think about all aspects of a moral quandary. The ending left me beyond satisfied.
If I follow you, it's because I've glanced through your reviews and more than likely found books I've agreed with you on and also found at least one book that the majority loved, and you and I were less than thrilled with. I know I should follow you then for that next read that I will enjoy.
Jodi, you are a fantastic author, I love your work. Please do not hold me hostage with folk songs, they are not making me identify with the character more, I do not feel her more, if anything, I separate from the character and hit fast forward. Yuck. Six hours in, definitely "feel" the book, pulls at your heart strings, makes you smile, all Jodi's typical, but, please no hokey folk songs every so often. I cringe.
That said, if you enjoy Jodi, even though, I have not made it all the way through yet, I feel it has been a good use of one of my monthly credits.
Fast approaching retirement as a life long oncology nurse. I love family more than anything. I enjoy reading (audio only), movies, travels, paper crafting, photography, gardening and just being alive.
I have read or listened to most of Jodi Picoult's books and this is one of my favorites. Jodi often writes about a controversial topic and in this book she tackles more than one topic that could make some people squirm. I want to write so much about this book but I am so afraid I will give something away. I will say it is an amazing book. I couldn't turn it off. I loved how she used music and song - a real plus for an audible listener. Also, the narrators did an excellent job.
I think this book is really good so far. I don't like the music at all. I fast forward that. Also I knew without giving it away what was going to happen with the reason why they went to court. I feel also I know how this is going to end. I like it Jodi but get rid of the music.
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