"A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors."

—The Boston Globe
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"A first-rate storyteller who creates believable, sympathetic characters who seem as familiar as your neighbors."

—The Boston Globe
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In A Week at the ShoreNew York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky explores how lives and relationships are forever changed when three sisters reunite at their family Rhode Island beach house.

Praise for Barbara

“Delinsky’s flair for addressing emotional dilemmas once again captivates.”

—New York Journal of Books on Sweet Salt Air

“A rewarding, emotionally intense novel.”

—Publishers Weekly on Before and Again

“A story of genuine love, sacrifice, redemption, and the cohesiveness of life in a small town.”

—Chattanooga Times (TN) on Three Wishes

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

—Publishers Weekly on A Week at the Shore

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

—Library Journal (starred review) on A Week at the Shore

“Prolific author Barbara Delinsky twists her plot, giving Emily’s story refreshing new perspectives.”

—Bookreporter.com on Escape

Barbara's Galleries

Photography is the root that grew me into a writer. Eighty books later, and I still love taking pictures. It's my joy to share these now, too. I offer you three galleries. One contains landscapes, mostly New England scenes. One contains close-ups, taken both indoors and out. The final one is personal – me, my family, our pets. Please explore!

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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.

What Barbara's Reading

The Dictionary of Lost Words

Being a word person, I was drawn to this book.  It tells of the making of the Oxford-English Dictionary through the eyes of a fictitous young girl whose dad is one of the scholars tasked with the job.  Motherless, Esme spends her childhood under the sorting table at the Scriptorium, a big word there for…