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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
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Jan 13, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: bestseller, fiction, social-issues, ethical-issues, gay-rights, religion, medical-controversies, bioethics

_Sing You Home_ by Jodi Picoult (published 2011)
Added 1/13/12.
I picked this book up at the library when I randomly saw it on the shelf there. I had read Picoult's My Sister's Keeper a while ago. So I was familiar with the author. She writes about serious issues.

This book was a New York Times bestseller (Fiction, 2011).

1/30/12 (as posted at my GR group):
I finally finished reading Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. I don't know why they gave the book that title. It's about Zoe, a music therapist, but most of the story centers around the disposition of 3 frozen embryos after the divorce of the parents of those embryos, Zoe and Max. (view spoiler) Therefore, much of the story is about the court case and the pros and cons. That slowed my reading down because court cases can be boring at times.

Another thing about the book is that it's told by three different narrators, Zoe, Max, and Vanessa. That annoyed me because I kept forgetting who was doing the narrating, even though the text was different for each one.

In spite of the above drawbacks, I'd say it was a good story, well-written. I like reading Jody Picoult's observations about life and people through the thoughts of her characters. (They speak in the first-person, "I".) She fleshes out her characters well.
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Linda I heard her on NPR and downloaded a sampling of her books. I call this "challenging reading" - you are faced with controversy - making you aware, thinking...

Joy H. Yes, Linda, Picoult writes about serious issues. She makes you think about the ethical decisions some people are faced with.

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