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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

sing_you_home.jpgJodi Picoult has never backed away from tackling tough issues. In her newest book she tackles a ton: infertility, gay marriage, alcoholism, and the religious right.

Zoe and Max Baxter try for years to have a child. When another miscarriage tears them apart, they divorce and go their separate ways. Zoe falls in love with a woman and marries her; Max lives with his brother, reverts back to his alcoholic ways, then finds religion. Their lives cross again when they realize they never decided what to do with their frozen embryos. Zoe wants her partner to carry the child. Max wants his brother and sister-in-law, who also have fertility issues, to have the embryos. A typical Picoult courtroom drama ensues.

This was a quick read, with well drawn out characters. I liked that neither side was demonized too much. The ending was a little too quaint, but still a satisfying read when you consider all that it tackled. Check catalog for availability.

- submitted by Meredith, Wisconsin Talking Book Library

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