New York Times Bestseller!

“Forgiving and forgetting play strongly among characters in Delinsky’s latest, a delicious beach read set on the shores of Rhode Island.”


About Barbara

Personal bios are really hard to write for those of us who make a living dramatizing bios for pretend people. Anything I write about me feels totally boring. But it is what it is. So here goes.

I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother’s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary.

Praise for A Week at the Shore

“Delinsky’s latest is a moving, intimate tale about the indelible bond between family members.”

Publishers Weekly

“This page-turner will be in demand by Delinsky’s many fans.”

Library Journal (Starred Review)

“The beauty and nuance of this complicated family tale shine through.”


Also by Barbara

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The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, a Book Review by @BarbaraDelinsky #TheMidnightLibrary #BookReview #reading

What Barbara's Reading

The Midnight Library

If you’re a fan of magical realism, you’ll enjoy this one as much as I did. The premise of The Midnight Library is that a woman wishing to die finds herself, at the stroke of midnight on what might be the last day of her life, in a library filled with books about the many…

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What To Do With The X In The Corner by @barbaradelinsky #corner #writing #research

What To Do With The X In The Corner

Do you search the web for bits of information? I’m constantly doing it for work. Take today. One of my characters had too much to drink last night and woke up with a hangover. What to do? I’ve never been hungover myself. I’ve been tipsy, and know what that’s like, like I’m not in full…

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In the world of fiction, Barbara Delinsky’s legacy is set as New York Timesbestselling author and a storyteller with a generation of readers and fans. As she embarks on the next phase of her career, she invites readers to join the exclusive Barbara Delinsky Street Team.