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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Sing You Home: A Novel
Author ~ Jodi Picoult
Publisher ~ Atria
Publication date ~ March 1, 2011

Donated by  Lori @ Lori's Reading Corner

Zoe Baxter has spent ten years trying to get pregnant, and after multiple miscarriages and infertility issues, it looks like her dream is about to come true – she is seven months pregnant. But a terrible turn of events leads to a nightmare – one that takes away the baby she has already fallen for; and breaks apart her marriage to Max. In the aftermath, she throws herself into her career as a music therapist – using music clinically to soothe burn victims in a hospital; to help Alzheimer’s patients connect with the present; to provide solace for hospice patients. When Vanessa – a guidance counselor -- asks her to work with a suicidal teen, their relationship moves from business to friendship and then, to Zoe’s surprise, blossoms into love. When Zoe allows herself to start thinking of having a family, again, she remembers that there are still frozen embryos that were never used by herself and Max.

Meanwhile, Max has found peace at the bottom of a bottle – until he is redeemed by an evangelical church, whose charismatic pastor – Clive Lincoln – has vowed to fight the “homosexual agenda” that has threatened traditional family values in America. But this mission becomes personal for Max, when Zoe and her same-sex partner say they want permission to raise his unborn child.

SING YOU HOME explores what it means to be gay in today’s world, and how reproductive science has outstripped the legal system. Are embryos people or property? What challenges do same-sex couples face when it comes to marriage and adoption? What happens when religion and sexual orientation – two issues that are supposed to be justice-blind – enter the courtroom? And most importantly, what constitutes a “traditional family” in today’s day and age?

Also – in a very unique move – readers will get to literally hear Zoe Baxter’s voice. I am collaborating with Ellen Wilber, a dear friend who is also a very talented musician, to create a CD of original songs, which will correspond to each of the chapters. This CD will be packaged with each hardcover book. So – literally – stay tuned!

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Because there is going to very high demand for this book, we are going to adhere to a very strict 7 day limit per person. If you do not feel that you can get this book read and mailed within 7 days please let us know and we will try and accommodate you by moving you to a later position. Failure to adhere to this 7 day limit may result in a temporary suspension from the tour site. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


Carrie - done
Jileen  - done
Kendall - done
Katie - rcv'd; mail by 1/13; mailed 1/20 DC# 0496 9006 1300 3006 5563
Tina - rcv'd 1/24; mail by 1/31; mailed 1/31 DC# 03102640000115280939
Emily - rcv'd 2/3; mail by 2/10; mailed 2/10 DC# 0310264000046448187
Heather - rcv'd 2/17; mail by 2/24; mailed 2/22 DC# 03101230000119013212
Andrea - done
Christin - rec'd


Christin - Between the Covers


nomadreader said...

Wow! I would love to be on this tour. Thanks!

Carrie (NY)

nomadreaderblog (at) g mail (dot) com

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

yes, please!
Betty (TN)

ham1299 said...

Heather (Proud Book Nerd)

Andrea said...

oh wow! This is at the top of my WL!!!

Andrea (FL)

JHS said...

Oh, yeah. I'm in. And something tells me I won't need 7 days to read this on!


jhsmail at comcast dot net


Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Great tour! No stop for me. Just stopping by to say hi!

Anonymous said...

If there is still room I would love to be a part of the tour.

Tina MI

The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...

if i could be added, that would be fabulous!if not, that would be fine too.

pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com , mi

Anonymous said...

I don't think this will take a week. Please add me if there is room.

New Jersey



Unknown said...

I REEEAAAALLLLY would love to read this one! Jodi Picoult is the BEST! I hope it's not too late!!!!


Seaside Book Nook said...

I would love to be part of the tour.

Seasidebooknook {at}

Jilleen (NY)


Anonymous said...

I'd love to participate!

Melanie (NY)

Christin said...

Is there still room on this tour? If so, I'd love to be added!


Christin, TX

Anonymous said...

I was actually JUST able to get an egalley of this today right after I signed up. So sorry!

Jennifer said...

Mailing to Carrie today with DC# 9102785091401764190798

nomadreader said...

I received the book today!

nomadreader said...

Mailed today
DC: 0310 1230 0002 3254 0954

Seaside Book Nook said...

YEAHHHH! I got home from a business trip last night and what did I find in my mailbox?.....Yes, Sing you home! Now to read it in seven days....Yipes. So excited to read to this. Thanks you so much for letting me participate in the book tour.

nomadreader said...

My review is here:

Seaside Book Nook said...

I am so sorry...I have been in bed sick with the worse flu...I am done with the book (FABULOUS), but have no idea where to send it to next. This is my first tour, so I apologize, if I am suppose to follow a link or something. Thanks for the opportunity to read this and would love to mail it out to the next person.

Happy Holidays!

Jill at Seaside Book Nook

Anonymous said...

Received today and already started! Let me know where it goes next.

Seaside Book Nook said...

SenoraG - so glad you got the book. I just found my post office receipt and was going to post the DC number and date mailed. No need to now. I loved the book...have fun reading it.

Jill at

Anonymous said...

Mailed yesterday.

DC: 0310 2640 0001 0246 9132

Preview post:

Unknown said...

Woooo! I just got Sing You Home in the mail!!!!!!!!!!

I am sad that the cd is no longer included... but SUPER EXCITED TO READ THE BOOK!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Finished reading (wish I had time to re-read it all over again!), and ready to send it on to the next person.

Thank you for sending me the next address.

And THANK YOU for letting me participate in this tour! I honestly LOVE Jodi Picoult's work, and getting to read an ARC of one of her novels was such a thrilling experience :)

Seaside Book Nook said...

My review will be posted Jan 14th at approximately 9:30 pm.

Will post link at that time.

Jillee at Seaside Book Nook

Unknown said...

Here is my Book Love review!

Seaside Book Nook said...

My review has been posted. Still can't believe I read a Jodi Picoult book before it was released. exciting for me.

Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity.

Jilleen at Seaside Book Nook

Unknown said...

I apologize that the book was sent later than the deadline!!!! It really was such a phenomenal book. Thank you for letting me participate in my 1st ever book tour!

DC #: 0496 9006 1300 3006 5563

Anonymous said...

Hi...mailed the book out today.

DC- 03102640000115280939


The Many Thoughts of a Reader said...


dc 0310264000046448187

ham1299 said...

received today

ham1299 said...

Mailed today. DC: 03101230000119013212

ham1299 said...

My review:

Christin said...

I've received the book! And now back to reading it :-)

Christin said...

Definitely enjoyed this book! Posting my review link above.

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