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"In her deeply moving latest, Delinsky follows one woman's journey of self-discovery as she learns to face the ghosts of her past... This is a rewarding, emotionally intense novel."

—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

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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.

Before and Again

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Mackenzie Cooper does not want to be who she was — the one who was driving with her eyes on her phone just long enough to cause a deadly accident that cost her everything. In order to survive, she becomes someone new, someone better — until the past returns.

What Barbara's Reading

The Cactus

If my last read was educational, THE CACTUS is pure, unadulterated entertainment, thanks to a clever plot, witty dialogue, and a phenomenal job done by the audiobook narrator. Susan Green, a 45-year-old Londoner, is intelligent and independent, if totally lacking in social grace.  Though she does grow cacti on her windowsill, the title refers to…

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Join Barbara's Street Team

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.

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How To Pick A Setting For Your Book by @barbaradelinsky #book #place #setting

How To Pick A Setting For Your Book

Here I am again, having just finished writing one opus and now contemplating the next. Where to place it? Where would you set your book, if you were to write one? I’ve been writing about New England pretty much since the start of my career. There were a few exceptions years ago when I set…