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Sing you home : a novel / Jodi Picoult.

By: Picoult, Jodi, 1966- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Atria Books, 2011Description: vii, 466 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781439102725 (hbk.); 1439102724 (hbk.); 9781742375397 (Allen & Unwin : trade); 9781742376431 (Allen & Unwin : hbk.); 1742375391.Subject(s): Music therapists -- Fiction | Lesbian couples -- Fiction | Frozen human embryos -- Fiction | Human reproductive technology -- Law and legislation -- Fiction | Human reproductive technology -- Religious aspects -- Fiction | Divorced people -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction.DDC classification: 813/.54 Summary: 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 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.
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From the award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author whom USA TODAY calls a "master of the page-turner," comes the spectacular story of a woman's complex quest to form a family.<br> <br> Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love.<br> <br> 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.<br> <br> 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.

"Original music composed and performed by Ellen Wilber, lyrics by Jodi Picoult."

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 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.

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For several years, Zoe Baxter and husband Max have been trying to conceive a child through IVF (in-vitro fertilization). When finally it looks like their dream is about to come true, tragedy strikes again, and Zoe loses the baby. Zoe, devastated but undaunted, wants to try again. Max can't handle it and files for divorce. Zoe's friendship with colleague Vanessa grows into a loving relationship, which leads to their same-sex marriage. Zoe yet longs for a child and realizes that she and Max still have frozen embryos at the fertility clinic. Perhaps she and Vanessa can have her biological child. What ensues is a roller-coaster ride among the religious right, the GLBT contingent, and the hearts and minds of the families involved. The narration by Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison, Michele O. Medlin, and Mia Barron makes this a captivating story. Recommended for all public libraries. ["Sure to be a hit with (Picoult's) myriad fans and keep the book clubs buzzing," read the review of the New York Times and LJ best-selling Atria: S. & S. hc, LJ 1/11; the Washington Square pb will publish in November.-Ed.]-Valerie Piechocki, Prince George's Cty. Memorial Lib., Largo, MD (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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