Books by Barbara Delinsky

ESCAPE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2011

A corporate attorney leaves her Manhattan cubicle for a small New Hampshire town, where she faces an agonizing choice.

Emily's enervating job at a prestigious law firm is only a higher-paying version of a hectic call center. Read full book review >

NOT MY DAUGHTER by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 5, 2010

"Delinsky has a knack for exploring the battlefields of contemporary life, and this emotionally intelligent, though formulaic, new novel offers her fans what they want—high drama and romantic realism."
Mother-daughter bonding, knitting and a ripped-from-the-headlines plot from Delinsky (While My Sister Sleeps, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
WHILE MY SISTER SLEEPS by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"The novel's foregone conclusion does little to help a narrow plotline to expand."
Delinsky (The Secret Between Us, 2008, etc.), mining the same emotional field as Jodi Picoult, stumbles in this slow-moving account of two sisters, one of whom is in a coma. Read full book review >
THE SECRET BETWEEN US by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 2008

"Well-crafted and satisfying."
Delinsky (More Than Friends, 2006, etc.) offers a polished drama featuring an otherwise responsible mother lying to police to protect her daughter. Read full book review >
FAMILY TREE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"Fail-safe delivery of an issues-packed story perfect for reading groups. "
Delinsky's latest family saga (Looking for Peyton Place, 2005, etc.) explores how a white, upper-middle-class New England couple would react if the wife gave birth to an African-American baby. Read full book review >
LOOKING FOR PEYTON PLACE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 19, 2005

"High-grade romance energized by environmental awareness: not a toxic mix."
Best-selling Delinsky (Lake News, 1999, etc.) imagines 21st-century life in the town that inspired Grace Metalious's notorious novel. Read full book review >
LAKE NEWS by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1999

Worldwide bestseller Delinsky, with over 60 romances to her credit (Coast Road, 1998, etc., etc.), dreams up a plot with echoes of scandal. Read full book review >

COAST ROAD by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 1, 1998

Yet another career-obsessed man comes to his senses and discovers his softer side with the woman he loves. Read full book review >

THREE WISHES by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1997

Heartwarming, tearjerking small-town romance from veteran Delinsky (A Woman's Place, p. 8, etc.), replete with an out-of-body experience. Bree Miller, a well-liked waitress at an unbelievably good diner in Panama, Vermont, is hit by a car on a snowy night and, during surgery, ``dies'' briefly. Read full book review >

A WOMAN'S PLACE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 26, 1997

Run-of-the-mill divorce drama from a veteran author (Shades of Grace, 1996, etc.), this featuring the owner of a wicker-furniture chain who's betrayed by her husband but adored by someone much cuter. With a business to run, two kids to see to, and a dying mother, Boston businesswoman Claire Raphael has too much on her mind to notice that her husband, Dennis, a failed venture capitalist, has been exhibiting symptoms of restlessness and envy. Read full book review >

SHADES OF GRACE by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 23, 1996

Another female-bonding story from Delinsky (Together Alone, 1995, etc.), whose sometimes syrupy storytelling is given an edge here, thanks to the carefully researched theme of Alzheimer's. Grace Dorian is ``The Confidante,'' a world-famous advice columnist whose daughter Francine and 23-year-old granddaughter Sophie live in as much awe of her as everybody else . . . until Grace starts to forget things, turns out columns that don't quite make sense, gets in a car accident because she couldn't remember how to stop. Read full book review >

TOGETHER ALONE by Barbara Delinsky
Released: Feb. 1, 1995

Suffering and surviving in a hot-chocolate cosmos: Delinsky (For My Daughters, p. 495, etc.) serves up another successful nontaxing romance to carry women from the stress of their workdays into the untroubled oblivion of sleep. Can a heroine who spends her weekends baking pies, stripping wallpaper from her bathrooms (that's plural), and grinding her own coffee beans for an abusive husband find happiness? Read full book review >

FOR MY DAUGHTERS by Barbara Delinsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 29, 1994

Delinsky's first hardcover squeezes a novel out of short-story material about three sisters whose manipulative mother stages an unorthodox family reunion. When she was 27, Ginny St. Read full book review >