Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday January 5

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I have been anxiously awaiting the next Jodi Picoult book. I love how she tells a story and I am always eager to get to the end to see what twist she will weave into the end. If you click on the title it will take you to a trailer for the new book. I can't wait to read this one!

Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

Hardcover, 480 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2011 by Atria (first published 2011)
ISBN1439102724 (ISBN13: 9781439102725)

Summary borrowed from Goodreads
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?

What book are you waiting on?


  1. I love her books, thanks for the reminder she has a new one coming out.
    Joy at Books and Life

  2. Wow this sounds like a tearjerker.

    Hope you'll stop by and visit mine.

    here's my WOW:

  3. I've never really tried Jodi Picoult but I may look this one up.

  4. I can't wait to read this one either!

  5. I somehow missed reading House Rules; it's on my shelf but I never got to it. Knowing that she has a new one coming out has made me pull House Rules to the top of the pile.
    I have had a somewhat mixed experience with her books -- some I love, while others, for me are just okay. I have never, tho, not liked one of her books. I did skip 19 Minutes and The Tenth Circle because of the subject matter.
    I will definitely read this new one.


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