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Sing You Home Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Picoult, Jodi
ISBN: 1439102732     ISBN-13: 9781439102732
Publisher: Emily Bestler Books
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: October 2011
Annotation: Ten years of infertility issues culminate in the destruction of music therapist Zoe Baxter's marriage, after which she falls in love with another woman, Vanessa, and wants to start a family; but her ex-husband, Max, under the influence of an anti-gay pastor, stands in the way. Reprint.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Music therapists; Fiction.
Lesbian couples; Fiction.
Divorced people; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Literary
- Fiction | Psychological
Dewey: 813/.54
LCCN: bl2011028690
Lexile Measure: 830
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.25" W x 1.50" (0.85 lbs) 461 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 146905
Reading Level: 5.5   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 22.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q58294
Reading Level: 5.4   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 33.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2010 December #1)

Picoult's overstuffed latest (after House Rules) is stretched just to the breaking point. Max and Zoe's marriage, stressed by infertility problems and miscarriages, is finally destroyed by a stillborn baby. After their divorce, Max moves in with his brother and sister-in-law, Reid and Liddy, and backslides into self-destructive drinking, while Zoe devotes herself to music therapy (the book is accompanied by a CD in Zoe's voice, with awkward lyrics by Picoult) and develops a friendship with guidance counselor Vanessa that eventually turns into love and marriage. Max, meanwhile, converts to an evangelical brand of Christianity that pits him against Zoe when she asks Max for permission to use their frozen embryos. Max's discomfort with Zoe's same-sex relationship and his desire to repay Reid and Liddy, who have their own fertility problems, mean a legal battle looms. Picoult abandons her usual efforts to present an equal view of both sides of an issue—Max is a pitiful right-wing puppet; Zoe, Vanessa, and their attorney are saintly—but her devoted fans will nevertheless find everything they expect: big emotion, diligent research, legal conflict, and a few twists at the end. (Mar.)

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