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For as long as she can remember, Dana Clarke has longed for the stability of home and family. Now she has married a man she adores, whose heritage can. Delinsky’s latest family saga (Looking for Peyton Place, , etc.) explores how a white, upper-middle-class New England couple would react. Family Tree by Barbara Delinsky – book cover, description, publication history.

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The father himself never really believes that his wife has cheated, although he has a moment.

Family Tree Reader’s Guide

Nov 16, Yolanda rated delinksy did not like it Recommends it for: By the end of the book every character seems to have a delindky of some sort. Dec 29, Sara rated it did not like it. Although the story was good, the characters were lacking depth. However, when the primary plot finished, so did the book. So apparently thin-skinned over-dramatic responses to non-crises runs in the family.

Her daughter is born beautiful and healthy, but no one can help noticing the African American traits in her appearance.

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Nov 02, Jo Sansevero rated it really liked it Shelves: This was an interesting look at how we look at ancestry, race, delinxky the definition of family. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dana Clarke has always longed for the stability of home and family–her own childhood was not an easy one. Hugh’s family pedigree extends back to the Mayflower, and his historian father has made a career of tracing Dana had always craved the stability of a home and family, and she made these dreams come true when she fell in love with Hugh.

I’m afraid I was completely unable to suspend disbelief while reading this book.

deelinsky Here, the stakes are higher with regard to both joy and pain. Read it, if you want to shut off your I really disliked this book.

Her earlier work is better. Account Options Sign in. Be the first to discover new talent! Dana’s husband, to her great shock and dismay, begins to worry that people will think Dana has had an affair. Barbbara is this first book in awhile that I was interested in from the start.

Never once did I feel that I was inferior because I had “1 drop of African blood” in me.


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It makes you think about the “what if this happened to me, delinaky would I react? As for the novel itself, I have to say that it wasn’t bad. Selected pages Title Page. Delinsky has Dana pause in the baby’s room on their way out of the house, and in lengthy exposition, Delinsky describes the nursery in great detail. They were not racists or bigots. Lists with This Book.

Also by Barbara Delinsky. I think its important to write books with this subject matter, this book completely missed the mark This is one of those books that everytime I walked into Barnes and Noble, it was front and center, so I figured I would give it a try.

I think its important to write books with this subject matter, this book completely missed the mark for me. I write about the emotional crises that we face in our lives.