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 Duke and I

If you need to get away from the mess of our country right now, this book is perfect.  Actually, the Bridgerton books are a series of eight, and I liked the second book even better than the first.  I found the third book okay, and while the fourth bored me to tears, the fifth, which…

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What Zoom And Photography Have In Common by @BarbaraDelinsky #Zoom #video #COVID19

What Zoom And Photography Have In Common

Have you ever looked at a family photo, really looked at it, and wondered why various members pose the way they do – where they stand vis à vis the group, whether their arms are around others’ shoulders or around themselves, whether their heads are inclined toward their kin or away? How we choose to…

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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.