A New First for Picoult

Jodi Picoult achieves a new landmark today. Her latest book, Sing You Home, arrives at #1 on the USA Today best seller list, her first time debuting in that position on that list.

Two of Picoult’s previous titles, Nineteen Minutes and Change of Heart, debuted at #1 on the NYT Fiction list, but the USA Today‘s list tracks all books, regardless of category or format. Both of those titles were beat out on the USA Today list by Oprah selections…

— Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret and Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth respectively.

Picoult tells USA Today that this book, about gay marriage, has a special meaning to her. While she was working on it, her son Kyle revealed that he is gay.  As a result, she says, the book “…became the mission of a mother…when Kyle is ready to get married and have kids, I don’t want him to have to jump through hoops.”

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