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.”


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The Lives of Edie Pritchard

THE LIVES OF EDIE PRITCHARD was a change of pace for me.  I’m not sure what drew me to it; released in July, it isn’t yet on the typical lists of women’s fiction. I found it to be unique, wonderful in many ways. First, there is Edie Pritchard, a strong but beautiful woman who grows…

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Discovery in the Time of COVID-19 #discovery #time #COVID19 by @barbaradelinsky

Discovery in the Time of COVID-19

We live in an interesting time, such a different life now from before. But not all of the changes have been bad. Granted, my family is well, so I’ve been spared the worst. Likewise, employment. I write every morning, same as always. Not everyone is as lucky. My heart aches for those whose losses have…

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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.