After 20 years, three sisters meet again
in a place where their family was torn apart…



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.

Writers & Lovers by Lily King, a Book Review by @barbaradelinsky #Writers #Lovers #bookreview

What Barbara's Reading

Writers & Lovers

I adored Lily King’s previous book, Euphoria, and I did like this one, just not as much. Writers & Lovers is an easy read. Is it deep? No. It’s written beautifully, with intelligence and flow, but literary, as in leaving us with a ton to think about? No. Heck, the author says in a Q&A…

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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.

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What Happens When a Novel Gets People Talking? by @barbaradelinsky #talking #books #controversy

What Happens When a Novel Gets People Talking?

It used to be that a good writer could write about anything, that a novelist could interpret reality in the way she chose, that a publisher could publish any book that was intelligent, relevant, and well-grounded. But have the rules changed? In this day and age of PC to the extreme, can only a rape…