Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jodi Picoult's Newest Novel Tackles Gay Rights

I love Jodi Picoult. She has some amazing books and for somebody that loves stories that tackle tough and interesting issues...she is great. I know she's not everybody's taste but for a blog such as this, you should think about giving her latest novel a shot. It's called Sing you Home and features a lesbian couple. Of course, that is the simplest definition of it and the book will deal with many other topics.

The book just came out, so I have not read it myself, but I do want to. It sounds amazing and I'm really glad that one of the newest "issues" that Jodi is writing about is gay rights. She speaks really well about it too, as you can see in the After Ellen interview. It's a wonderful look into the story, the author, and it just might make you want to read the book...or read it even more if you already did. One thing I found really interesting is that while she was working on Sing You Home, her oldest son came out. I'm really glad he was able to do that, as I am for anyone who has the courage to be true to themselves. I just thought it was an interesting note...and according to Jodi, he really enjoyed the novel.

What are your thoughts on Jodi, Sing You Home, the interview? Let us know!

~Lauren


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5 comments:

Becca C. said...

I'm not so much a fan of Jodi Picoult, but I really applaud her for tackling this issue in one of her books, especially since (I always think) her main audience are kind of conservative, right-wing women.

Deborah~ said...

I just want to add that the live video interview of Jodi at her Opening Reception for "Sing You Home" in NYC is still up on my blog for those who'd like to see it. It's a great insight into Jodi and why she focuses this book on homosexual issues.
One of her sons is gay, in college, and very much supported by the family and his community.

Deb/TheBookishDame

http://abookishlibraria.blogspot.com

Callista said...

I have only read one of her books but only because I rarely read fiction. I would like to read more of her books. Realistic fiction is the kind I prefer. (The one I read was The Tenth Circle)

Ann On and On... said...

I think I'd like to read it. She is a good writer who educates people on a lot of subjects.

Natalie Jane said...

Ooh, this looks like something I would like. Thanks for the review!