Jodi Picoult’s 17th novel, Sing You Home, was released earlier this week. The publisher’s description:
Every life has a soundtrack. All you have to do is listen.
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.
For better or for worse, music is the language of memory. It is also the language of love.
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.
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.
I will say that I have not always loved Picoult’s work, but she always writes books that can start conversations, and this one sounds quite interesting. Jodi Picoult will be interviewed by reviewer Bethanne Patrick (@thebookmaven) for the Atria Salon Series on Monday, March 7 at 7pm Eastern.
You will be able to watch the interview right here at Devourer of Books. My post will be live here on Monday at 6pm Eastern. If you click the link before 6pm Eastern, you will get a ‘page not found’ message, but feel free to bookmark it for Monday evening. Audience participation is highly encouraged, and Jodi Picoult will be answering select questions from the audience.
I have one copy of Sing You Home to give away to a reader who contributes questions for Jodi before 6pm Eastern Monday, March 7. Questions can be contributed in one of two ways. The first option is to tweet your question with the hashtags #singyouhome AND #dobblog. You must use both hashtags to to be entered. If you do not use Twitter, you may post your question (short! it has to fit in a 140 character tweet) in the comments here and I will tweet it for you, thereby entering you in this giveaway. The giveaway copy was provided by Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, but I am sending it out, so I will ship anywhere in the world. Winners will be notified by email.