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Sing You Home epub ebook

by Therese Plummer,Jodi Picoult

Sing You Home epub ebook

Author: Therese Plummer,Jodi Picoult
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Recorded Books; Unabridged edition (October 11, 2016)
ISBN: 1456123629
ISBN13: 978-1456123628
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 491
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Sing You Home (Jodi Picoult, 2011) explores what it means to be gay in today's world, and how reproductive science has outstripped the legal system. Ellen Degeneres chats with Jodi Picoult about Sing You Home. The Story Behind Sing You Home.

Sing You Home (Jodi Picoult, 2011) explores what it means to be gay in today's world, and how reproductive science has outstripped the legal system.

In nineteen minutes, you can mow the front lawn, color your hair, watch a third of a hockey game. Leaving Home brings together three, previously published short pieces, each dealing with a variation on the theme of leaving home. The first, Weights and Measures, deals with the tragic loss of a child; the second is a non-fiction letter Picoult wrote to her eldest son as he left for college; and, Ritz tells the story of a mother who takes the vacation all mothers need sometime.

You can't drag her to us, you can't force counseling. But you can make her see that there's an alternative. He sits down at his desk and starts flipping through a Rolodex. There are some of our members who've struggled with unwanted same-sex attraction but who hold to a Christian worldview instead. I think about the congregation-the happy families, the bright faces, the glow in their eyes that I know comes from the Holy Spirit. These people are my friends, my family.

has crafted another winner. Picoult cleverly examines the modern world of reproductive science, how best to nurture a child and what, exactly, being a family means.

In addition, although I found the story and the characters compelling, reading "Sing You Home" was a bit like being hit over the head with a rainbow-painted two-by-four

In addition, although I found the story and the characters compelling, reading "Sing You Home" was a bit like being hit over the head with a rainbow-painted two-by-four. Picoult has a clear agenda here and she makes no pretenses to the contrary. I am a strong supporter of LGBT rights, but I felt like I was being pandered to (and that people who disagree with me were being preached at).

Sing You Home ALSO BY JODI PICOULT House Rules Handle with Care Change of Heart Nineteen Minutes The Tenth Circle Vanishing Acts My Sister's Keeper Second Glance. Also by jodi picoult.

Some stories live forever.

Written By Jodi Picoult; Also comes with orignal music written by Jodi Picoult and performed by Ellen Wilber. Some stories live forever. Sage Singer is a baker. She works through the night, preparing the day’s breads and pastries, trying to escape a reality of loneliness, bad memories, and the shadow of her mother’s death

Jodi Picoult, Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison. A Simon & Schuster audiobook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every listener.

Jodi Picoult, Therese Plummer, Brian Hutchison.

Jodi Picoult-one of the most fearless writers of our time-tackles a complicated issue in this gripping and nuanced novel. How do we balance the rights of pregnant women with the rights of the unborn they carry? What does it mean to be a good parent? A Spark of Light will inspire debate, conversation. and, hopefully, understanding. A Spark of Light 1 of 6. 1:43:49. A Spark of Light 2 of 6. 2:43:15. A Spark of Light 3 of 6. 3:13:15. A Spark of Light 4 of 6. 2:29:31.

Masterfully dramatizing society's most provocative issues, Jodi Picoult has become a nearly permanent fixture on the New York Times best-seller list. Sing You Home, her 18th riveting book, is the tale of Zoe Baxter, who is finally pregnant after a 10-year struggle with fertility problems. When she loses the baby, she and her husband Max soon divorce. In time, she falls in love with another woman, and they decide to try for a child using Zoe and Max's frozen embryos. But Max's new pastor is vehemently opposed to the "homosexual agenda."
Reviews (7)
Simple
Music therapist Zoe Baxter and her husband Max, want desperately to have a child and all their failing attempts are starting to take a huge medical, financial and emotion toll on their marriage. When she suffers a heartbreaking stillbirth well into her last pregnancy, it is the final straw for the marriage and Max walks out of the house and out of their life together. Dealing with both these losses, very depressed, Zoe finds herself turned around by the friendship of a counselor at one of the schools she works at, a friendship that turns quickly (perhaps too quickly to be really believable) into a romance. Add to that the fact that her new love is a woman, Vanessa.
Quickly (maybe too quickly again) married in Massachusetts, the couple decides to get use the frozen embryos Zoe and Max have in storage to try and have a baby together, with Zoe's new spouse carrying the child. But when she goes to Max to get permission, she finds herself in the middle of a court case, being sued for custody.

While I admit I have not read a lot of Ms. Picoult books, I totally loved My Sister's Keeper...and not just for the amazing ending. So when I read that she had a new book coming out, and the topics sounded so interesting, so timely, I was thrilled to get my hands on a copy. I opened the package and started reading it immediately.
Rarely have I been so disappointed in a book. Not for the controversial subject matter, no, not at all!

On Zoe's side, the characters are almost saints, noble, good, selfless people. Even her lawyer, who will soon be getting a halo no doubt, is just such a nice person. How can you not agree with her? Zoe and Vanessa are so nice, how can we not want them to win?
On the ex-husband's side, everyone is evil and conniving, with totally selfish and nasty motivations. Max is a weak fool, with a reoccurring drinking problem, being used by others for their own, selfish, evil reasons. His lawyer is so loathsome that he only lacks a waxed mustache to twirl as he laughs a creepy laugh, to be complete. Yes, it is hard to portray people we really disagree with as decent people, with valid arguments..so much easier to paint them with a broad, ugly brush...and results in a book that could have been so much better.

I think this books starts by exploring some serious and timely topics that deserve better than the caricatures that the author descends into in the last half of the book. I don't think we get far in a discussion, as individuals or as a society, by just painting 'the other side', whatever that might be, as fools or idiots or evildoers. If you agree with the author's point of view and just want that reinforced, you may like this book and not see a problem. If you really want a fair and comprehensive exploration of some of this issues, something that makes you think, maybe makes you take another look at both sides, you will have to look elsewhere.
Rarely has a book disappointed me so much for what it could have been and was not, because the author decided to take the 'easy' way out.

unmasked
I love this author. I have read every book and passed them around.
But not this one. This isn't the first time I felt she had researched a subject to death and maybe didn't smooth the facts with much elegance. This time it was glaring and she did a fairly crappy job of writing about issues surrounding infertility. It felt like it was pulled from a scientific journal. My biggest disappointment is the unexplored dissolution of Zoes marriage, her swift and largely unexplored love affair with a women and their marriage which seemed to happen too fast. None of the characters are well written. They are not given depth and fullness. It feels as if the author came up with another medical scenario, researched it and threw a lesbian relationship into the mix. If I were a gay woman, I would be annoyed. As a fan of this author, I am just so disappointed.

Aedem
I have been a fan of Picoult's work for a while now. I've read most of her books and have enjoyed them. This is the first big disappointment. If you are a Christian you will be offended to be grouped into the extreme religious group depicted here. She is so concerned with showing the plight of the gay community, that she puts Christians in their (the gays) place and persecutes them (the Christians). Just as you cannot stereotype gay people, blacks, Mexicans, rich or poor, you also cannot stereotype Christians. Not all Christians are extreme, as she depicts them in her book. There are groups like the ones she has here, but they are few. They just get all the press, which must be where she got her research. I have been a Christian for over 40 years and I have yet to meet a Christian like those in her book. It would have been a better and more believable book, had she done better research on what Christianity truly is. It is clear in this book, she has one agenda only, and it is not to show both sides, but only one. It's unfortunate that such a good author would use her great skills to write such a prejudicial and offensive book. She is so against Gay bashing that she becomes a Christian basher. If you are gay and hate Christians, you will love this book. It will confirm what you think you know, but don't. It will encourage you to join Ms. Picoult in doing to Christians what you believe we do to you. That is a shame.

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