Joyce's Book Review: Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Zoe and Max have been married for 9 years and have tried to have a baby for several years.    After many failed attempts they get pregnant, until at 28 weeks there is another tragic outcome.   The baby is stillborn.

Max decides he can’t do it anymore, and wants a divorce.  

Zoe develop a friendship with a previous acquaintance, Vanessa, they become lovers, then marry.  Vanessa offers to be a surrogate mother for Zoe’s remaining 3 frozen embryos.

Max doesn’t want his “future children brought up in a lesbian household.”  With the help and support of his brother and their evangelical church, they take the matter to court.

This is a thought provoking dramatic story about a controversial subject.   Picoult writes about both sides with fairness and thoughtfulness, there were times I cried for both sides.   She examines some delicate personal situations and values.    

Zoe is a music therapist and Picoult has included a music CD with the printed book, the songs are integrated into the audio book.

She even managed to throw in a little humor, (wait until you meet Zoe’s mom.)

I thought I had the finale   figured out and Picoult as usually threw me a curve. 

This book is available at the Jackson District Library in book, large print, MP3CD, CD, Playaway and downloadable audio.