Jodi Picoult has been in the news lately for talking about the discrepancy between the coverage given to male and female authors in most book review outlets (not an issue for BookPage!), but as we’ve mentioned before, 2011 will bring something new for her fans (and who knows, maybe that long-awaited review in the NYTBR). More details about Sing You Home (Atria) have been posted on Picoult’s website:
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?
Her main character, Zoe, is a musical therapist, and Picoult has been “collaborating with Ellen Wilber, a dear friend who is also a very talented musician, to create a CD of original songs, which will correspond to each of the chapters.”
Are you intrigued? Do you have a favorite Picoult book?