Sing you home is about Zoe - she's married to Max and they've been trying for a baby for nine years, and after multiple rounds of IVF, she is 28-week pregnant. She loses the baby, and Max leaves her. Max starts drinking again, then he finds Jesus. Zoe, a music therapist, starts to build up her life again, then she has cancer and when she meets Vanessa, they fall in love. And that's not even half way through! Normally, Jodi Picoult's books deal with big topics, Asperger's, brittle bone, being Amish, being born to provide a bone marrow transplant for your leukemia-suffering sister, but generally one at a time. She must have been supercharged when she started writing Sing You Home! And then of course, the real big topic is about who has the right to those frozen embryos. And then there is a court case, of course, with a really nice lawyer and a really nasty one! That's quite a handful!
And yet, like most of Jodi Picoult's books, it's such a cracker of a story that you can't put it down. I didn't cry, though! Maybe I am becoming immune to Picoult's heart-wrenching stories?