Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sing you Home by Jodi Picoult

Every year at this time one of the highlights of my reading year arrives;  the latest Jodi Picoult.
Sing You Home is a truly wonderful example of a writers ability to take the themes that thread through so many lives and weave a spellbinding tale that leaves you breathless accompanied by music that enriches both the story and the physical experience.
Based around the life of Zoe Baxter a Music Therapist and her husband Max, this story takes you on a journey down the path of infertility, the desires and wants of individuals, the gaps, the misunderstandings, mix in a change in sexuality, divorce, bigotry, religious extremism, politics, the manipulation of the law by those who believe they have a right to own it and you have a tale that is never maudlin, never dull and takes you right to the heart of what matters most in life depending on what your beliefs may be.
The defining of the characters is so honestly wrought that you are left wondering at the banality of some lives, the emptiness and richness of others while the total honesty of others stuns you, characters that are so true to themselves that it leaves you what iffing all over the place, characters that come out of the closet in more than one way, characters who will challenge you, characters you will like, characters you will loathe, tears may be shed and laughs will be had.
All in all a wonderful read from an author who it could be said in my opinion speaks to and for the voices of our times with an honesty and openness that is wondrous many people I know have found themselves salved by the balm of a Jodi Picoult novel when a life issue she has written about has hit them in the face, this book will do the same.
Go and buy it and throw a couple more in for good luck!!

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