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Sing You Home | [Jodi Picoult]

Sing You Home

Music has set the tone for most of Zoe Baxter’s life. 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.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Marcy Chehalis, WA, United States 10-04-12
    Marcy Chehalis, WA, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2008
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    "the music"

    The story and reading of the story by the three readers was fabulous. However, I did NOT like the music. I did not like her voice, the music, the words or the volume. I was excited to hear the music because Jodi Picoult herself asked us to hear the music and to put the context into the stoory, but I had to fast forward through the songs ultimately.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl Palm Springs, CA, United States 07-15-11
    Cheryl Palm Springs, CA, United States 07-15-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Good Story but annoying songs"

    I enjoyed the story and found the characters to be believable and sympathetic but the songs drove me up the wall. Goofy lyrics and nails-on-chalk-board singing.

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    Avril Listowel, Ontario, Canada 06-27-11
    Avril Listowel, Ontario, Canada 06-27-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Sing You Home"

    The songs were dreadful. The plot had holes a mile wide. I'm still a Picoult fan, but don't waste a credit on this one.

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    Meryl H. Ruth CUMBERLAND CENTER, MAINE, US 06-24-11
    Meryl H. Ruth CUMBERLAND CENTER, MAINE, US 06-24-11 Member Since 2006
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    "Don't sing me home.....PLEASE!"

    I liked the book. It was interesting and the characters were realistic and well developed. I predicted the ending but that didn't take away from its enjoyment. I cried a few tears. That's a good thing. I was moved. Except for the music! Horrible. If you can, skip over those singing tracks. Yuck.

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    Bill 05-19-11
    Bill 05-19-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Mixed media is not always good"

    This was not as good as some of her previous books, The plot went on and on and the songs were a distraction. Interesting issues and topical to our time but predictable characters.

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    Judith Briggs 05-14-11 Member Since 2006
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    "extremely disappointing"

    i love picoult's books but perhaps her prolific writing is affecting the quality. this really took the cake. the story was so mediocre; i realize the issue is important and is good fodder for a story, and i do believe those characters exist, but they were so stereotypical!!! every one a cliche! for shame. i cannot believe she would use such generalizations to form her characters. on top of all of that, the singing was just awful. i finally had to skip through all the songs. really? what was that all about? that was a terrible idea and at the very least, could you have found a less amateur singer.

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    Terri Westfield, NJ, United States 05-12-11
    Terri Westfield, NJ, United States 05-12-11 Member Since 2005
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    "I really tried to like it, but..."

    This was not one of my favorites of Judy Picoult's. I am usually a fan, but this one lacked the twists and surprise endings. However, the WORST things were the musical interludes. I didn't have a problem with the songs or even the concept, but the female vocalist was absolutely atrocious.

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    Diane Chicago, IL, United States 05-10-11
    Diane Chicago, IL, United States 05-10-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Misled!"

    The promotion for this book is very misleading. If I would have known that this is a "Christian" themed novel, I never would have purchased it. I was looking forward to listening to a good read, instead, I am going to get rid of this download. I would love to get my credit returned.

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    Ashley Orem, UT, United States 05-10-11
    Ashley Orem, UT, United States 05-10-11 Member Since 2005
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    "Great premise, poor execution"

    The idea of a custody battle for embryos is intriguing; but Picoult's use of the lesbian vs conservative Christian story line is tiresome.

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    Karen White Plains, NY, United States 05-06-11
    Karen White Plains, NY, United States 05-06-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Enough already!"

    OK -- I get it, Ms. Piccoult: you dislike the homophobic, born-again, conservative Christian right, and strongly approve of the gay lifestyle and marriage. Your proselitizing made me stop reading many times because it was so heavy-handed that I couldn't stand it. However, I did finish it and found the whole experience disappointing. Won't be so quick to pick up her next.

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