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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Gateway to the Moon

Do you believe in fortuitous mistakes? I bought this book thinking it was by another author, one I had read and loved. And I adored this book even more than the last. Only when I finished it did I search for the name of that earlier book – and realize my error. Not Mary McGarry…

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Mask Fun

Please. No bickering about the title of this blog. We all know that COVID-19 is nothing to laugh about, not with so much illness and death. But during the years I fought Breast Cancer, I learned the importance of positive thinking. I’d make the lemons-to-lemonade argument if it weren’t so clichéd. So how’s this: When…

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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.