Sing You Home - Jodi Picoult

Sing You Home

By Jodi Picoult

  • Release Date: 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Literary
4 Score: 4 (From 1,555 Ratings)
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  • Description

    Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen.

    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.

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

    Sing You Home is about 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.

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


    • Sing me Home

      By Sassybss
      Excellent read!!!!!
    • Sing you home

      By Ann.whity
      This book is so amazing I don't want to finish it I started reading it in July of 2014 I love this book I just don't want to finish it
    • Overdone

      By Oscarlett
      Although heartwarming, I found this book lacking in literary complexity. It was entertaining at times but interspersed with tedious passages and horrendously overdone characterization and an overdone portrayal of each character's mood. Great for young readers, I'm sure, but not as subtle as I had hoped for.
    • Sing you home

      By None13z
      Another great book by Picoult. I love how real her stories are, and not loaded with unpronounceable words. Can't wait to read the next one.
    • Sing You Home

      By madyson007
      I really loved it. The characters are developed and real. Just wish I knew what happened to Lucy.
    • Sing You Home

      By Saquire
      Loved the song before each chapter. Couldn't put it down after the trial began.
    • Easy to read and thought-provoking

      By Trarber
      While somewhat predictable, this was an interesting and well covered story of some very real issues of our time. While at times it seemed a bit of a stretch that these characters did what they did...all in all the book kept my attention and made me want to know what happened next. Even though it ended the way I thought it would, it was satisfying. The music was a nice touch.
    • Sing you Home

      By Ritapfsnsd
      So beautifully written and thought provoking.
    • Unexpected

      By Teachmath97
      I had no idea what this book was about but know that Picoult's books are always wonderful. She did an amazing job showing the emotional stress that comes with infertility. I was amazed to see the turns the book took and the wonderful way Picoult dealt with the subject matter. My only question is what about Lucy. I hope there is a follow up book.
    • Wow!

      By Leslieleo
      Author writes from two divergent viewpoints in a way that is convincing. As a gay woman, I appreciated very much the way in which the gay argument was formulated. A lot has happened politically in the short time since this book was penned. So much so that parts seem a bit anachronistic, but what author would have predicted the emergence of a total turnaround in social and even some religious values that happened overnight. In future editions, some mention of this phenomenon would be valuable.