If you're an avid reader I probably don't need to tell you who Jodi Picoult is. If you frequent the book stores or just glance at the bookshelves in line at the drug store then the name Jodi Picoult should be familiar to you. Maybe you've heard of the bestselling author's popular book titles like "House Rules" or "Nineteen Minutes" or watched one of the many movies based on her books like "My Sister's Keeper" on the big screen or "The Tenth Circle" on the small screen. 

There's no disputing this author's talent and charm but this time around Jodi Picoult is singing a different song with her new novel "Sing You Home". Her new novel is actually a unique treat from a multimedia perspective. The hardcover book includes a CD of music to go along with the story! Picoult wrote the lyrics and the songstress Ellen Wilber composed the music and sings on the CD. This original music is in the voice of the novel's main character, Zoe, who happens to be a music therapist. This narrative promises to push some buttons, tackling the topic of gay rights and dealing with the issues around identity, love, marriage, parenthood and family.

A few months ago the Yummy Mummy Book Club had the pleasure to participate in Jodi's worldwide "House Rules" book club chat and now we're happy as songbirds to read her new novel "Sing You Home" and chat about it on March 30th.

I'm sure many of you will put this book on your to-read list but I have some more really fantabulous news for Picoult fans! If you live near Toronto or Vancouver then you have the opportunity to join Jodi for one of her special Canadian "Sing You Home" events. At this awesome event Jodi will read from "Sing You Home", participate in a Q&A, and sign books and Ellen will be performing the music from the book, live! The Toronto event is March 10th and the Vancouver event is March 13th. I will be attending the event in Toronto along with some of my #YMBC gals so let me know if you plan to go!

About the Author Event

Simon & Schuster and Indigo Books present an evening with Jodi Picoult and live music with Ellen Wilber

Thursday, March 10th:  Toronto


Sunday, March 13th: Vancouver


 

About the Author

You can visit Jodi Picoult's website www.jodipicoult.com , follow her on Twitter and find her on Facebook.

For more information on "Sing You Home" you can read an excerpt from the book, check out the Sing You Home book trailer and music and listen to Jodi's podcast.

 

BOOKALICIOUS BOOK GRAB GIVEAWAY

I have 2 copies of Jodi Picoult's "Sing You Home" to give away to 2 lucky Bookalicious winners! To enter the draw leave a comment below sharing your favorite Jodi Picoult title.

For more Simon & Schuster Canada books and author information visit their website www.simonandschuster.ca, follow @SimonSchusterCA on Twitter and find Simon & Schuster Canada on Facebook.

Yummy Rules and Regulations

You must be a Yummy Mummy Club member to win. Click to sign up! It's free and filled with perks. One comment per member. Entries accepted until Sunday, March 13, 2011. Contest open to Canadian residents. Winners will be picked using www.random.org

 

This blog is proudly sponsored by our friends at Simon & Schuster Canada

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