Bestselling author Jodi Picoult’s new novel Sing You Home comes bundled with a “companion soundtrack” CD, with lyrics by Picoult and music composed and sung by her friend Ellen Wilber. Each chapter, or “track” is named for the associated song. It makes sense in the context of the book, whose protagonist is a music therapist—one who uses music as a clinical tool to help patients with mental or emotional problems.
Less than a month later comes Times Two, a memoir by lesbian moms Sarah Kate Ellis and Kristen Henderson, whose chapters are also named after song titles, as Henderson explains in a blog post. Henderson is a founding member of the all-women rock band Antigone Rising, so music also makes sense for her story. (Only one song of the book’s “soundtrack” is by Antigone Rising, though.) You can listen to all of the songs over at her blog.
Both books are from different publishers, and because they came out at about the same time, I don’t think either could have possibly copied the idea from the other. Must be something in the air.
What songs would be on the soundtrack for your journey to/through parenthood?
After the jump is a promotional video Henderson and Ellis did for their book, discussing their adventure of simultaneous pregnancies.
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