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Delinsky, Barbara

Works: 960 works in 4,679 publications in 13 languages and 155,329 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Psychological fiction  Bildungsromans  Thrillers (Fiction)  Legal stories  Pastoral fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS3554.E4427, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barbara Delinsky
Family tree by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

59 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 4,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a white couple gives birth to a baby with distinctly black features, a family is thrown into turmoil
Flirting with Pete : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

75 editions published between 1984 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 4,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three years after an accident leaves her mother comatose, Casey Ellis loses the father she barely knew and inherits his Boston townhouse, which leads her to discover his harrowing experiences with a mysterious woman named Jenny
The secret between us by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

70 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 4,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deborah Monroe and her daughter, Grace, are driving home from a party when their car hits a man running in the dark. Grace was at the wheel, but Deborah sends her home before the police arrive, determined to shoulder the blame for the accident. Her decision then turns into a deception that takes on a life of its own and threatens the special bond between mother and daughter
The summer I dared : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

67 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 4,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What comes after the moment that changes your life forever? This is the question that haunts Julia Bechtel, Noah Prine, and Kim Collela, the only survivors of a horrific boating accident off the coast of Maine. Julia, a forty-year-old wife and mother, has always done exactly what other expect of her. Pigeonholed by her controlling family and distant husband as 'loyal' and 'obedient', she realises in the aftermath of her brush with death that there is more to her - and to the world - than she ever imagined. Feeling strangely connected to Noah, the divorced, taciturn lobsterman who helped save her life, and Kim, a twenty-one-year old whose role in the accident - and subsequent muteness - are a mystery, Julia begins to explore the unique possibilities offered by the quiet island of Big Sawyer. With each passing moment, each new discovery, she grows every more sure that after coming face to face with death, she must have more from life. Set in a beautifully rendered Maine, where lobstermen leave with the tides each morning to hoist their traps and neighbours gather each night to feat on the catch of the day, THE SUMMER I DARED is a deeply moving story of the risky but rewarding search for self. Barbara Delinsky's latest work is ultimately a story of survival, of the irrepressible ability of the human spirit to rebound from disaster and make life anew
While my sister sleeps by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Molly has always lived in her sister's shadow and her feelings for her sister have run the gamut. But when her sister, a world-class runner, suffers a heart attack and does not regain consciousness, Molly must make the tough decisions in a role that will destroy some of her most cherished beliefs about the sister she thought she knew
Escape by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

57 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Aulenbach is thirty, a lawyer married to a lawyer, working in Manhattan. An idealist, she had once dreamed of representing victims of corporate abuse, but now she spends her days in a cubicle talking with victims of tainted bottled water--and she's on the bottler's side
Not my daughter by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

42 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pregnancy pact between three teenaged girls puts their mothers' love to the ultimate test in this explosive novel from Barbara Delinsky. When Susan Tate's seventeen-year-old daughter, Lily, announces she is pregnant, Susan is stunned. A single mother, she has struggled to do everything right. She sees the pregnancy as an unimaginable tragedy for both Lily and herself. Then comes word of two more pregnancies among high school juniors who happen to be Lily's best friends--and the town turns to talk of a pact. As fingers start pointing, the most ardent criticism is directed at Susan. As principal of the high school, she has always been held up as a role model of hard work and core values. Now her detractors accuse her of being a lax mother, perhaps not worthy of the job of shepherding impressionable students. As Susan struggles with the implications of her daughter's pregnancy, her job, financial independence, and long-fought-for dreams are all at risk. The emotional ties between mothers and daughters are stretched to breaking in this emotionally wrenching story of love and forgiveness. Once again, Barbara Delinsky has given us a powerful novel, one that asks a central question: What does it take to be a good mother?
Looking for Peyton Place : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 3,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of her mother brings writer Annie Barnes back to the New Hampshire mill town of her youth to investigate the pollution caused by the local paper mill, a contamination that may have been the cause of her mother's fatal illness
Lake news : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

77 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman cabaret singer is fired from a teaching post after a Boston reporter fabricates a story of an affair between her and a cardinal. Lily Blake retreats to her New Hampshire hometown where John Kipling, editor of the local paper, will take revenge on the reporter and romance will follow
Blueprints by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

43 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caroline MacAfee is a skilled carpenter, her daughter Jamie, a talented architect. Together they are the faces of Gut It!, a home renovation series on local public television." When life brings sudden changes, both women ask themselves, "Who am I? ... as the blueprints they've built their lives around suddenly need revising."--
Sweet salt air by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

32 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and Polish and held by 3,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two childhood friends reunite at a summer retreat, each harboring a horrible secret that would test the bounds of their longtime relationship if revealed
An accidental woman : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

51 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a friend is charged with a fifteen-year-old murder, wheelchair-bound Poppy Blake at first refuses to believe the charges but then wonders if her friend may have justifiably changed her identity in order to survive
The woman next door : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

65 editions published between 2001 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 3,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a charming cul-de-sac in suburban Connecticut, three close-knit couples find their long-cherished harmony undone when a lovely, younger neighbor, widowed a year ago and presumably still unattached, becomes pregnant. Who is the father? Could it be one of the husbands? One by one, the couples turn inward, taking stock of their marriages and of the loyalties that perhaps have been taken too much for granted. In each case this close scrutiny reveals a weakness, and for each wife the situation becomes the kind of crisis that forces her to make a decision, one that will result in either the strengthening or the dissolution of her marriage
Three wishes : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

63 editions published between 1919 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 3,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While dying on the operating table, a celestial voice allows Bree Miller of Vermont three wishes before she dies. She chooses love, finding her mother--she is an orphan--and having a baby. When she awakens, the handsome driver who hit her with his car is by her bed. The rest also comes true, but so unfortunately does death
The vineyard : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 3,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalie Seebring, aging and recently widowed, forms a bond with Olivia Jones, a writer and single mother who has been invited to spend the summer at Seebring's vineyard to help her write her memoirs
Before and again by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

26 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 2,997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends--and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy. Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog. She's thankful for the new friends she's made--though she can't risk telling them too much. And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa, helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries. Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered."--
Coast road : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

58 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his ex-wife has a car accident, architect Jack McGill leaves his job and latest girlfriend to fly to her bedside in Carmel, California. Finding her in a prolonged coma, he moves into her home to look after two resentful daughters
A woman's place : a novel by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

60 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-powered woman executive returns home to be served with divorce papers on grounds of adultery and that her work makes her unfit to be the mother of her children. The novel follows Claire Raphel as she battles her husband and a chauvinist judge, finally indulging in an affair with her CEO of which she was falsely accused. By the author of Shades of Grace
More than friends by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

66 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Close friends, the Maxwell and Pope families reside in a "perfect" suburban neighborhood, but their idyllic lives are unexpectedly shattered by a moment that can never be erased
A woman betrayed by Barbara Delinsky( Book )

50 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With a successful life, Laura has everything until her husband Jeff mysteriously disappears. As her husband's secrets come to light, she is left with a shocking picture of the man she married and a world that is falling apart, until she finds a strength and a love she thought she had lost forever
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Flirting with Pete : a novel
Flirting with Pete : a novelThe secret between usThe summer I dared : a novelWhile my sister sleepsEscapeNot my daughterLooking for Peyton Place : a novelLake news : a novel
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Delinska, Barbara, 1945-

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Douglass, Billie.

Drake, Bonnie.

Greenberg, Barbara Ruth.

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