Four months remain before Jodi Picoult's 2011 release, Sing You Home, hits stores in March—complete with a CD of custom-written tunes inspired by the main character's career as a musical therapist—but she's already sharing news about her 2012 novel.
The book, as yet untitled, is "about wolves…but it’s also about the right to die, and what happens when two siblings have very different ideas about whether or not to keep their dad alive after he suffers a traumatic brain injury," says Picoult in her latest e-newsletter. The author spent the summer doing research on wolves in England, which included "learning how to howl and doing it so convincingly that five wolf packs in the near distance start howling back at you!"
Are you looking forward to Sing You Home? Intrigued by the topic of Picoult's next work?
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?
Are you intrigued? Do you have a favorite Picoult book?