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by Becket Royce,Barbara Delinsky

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The book revolves around Dana's quest to learn about all the secrets in her family tree. I enjoyed the book as I do most of everything that Barbara Delinsky writes. This one is a quick read and a winner.

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Family Tree is warm, rich, textured, and impossible to put down. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Narrated by Becket Royce. Narrated by Becket Royce. You have this audiobook. Listen to your audiobook on Apple (iOS) or Android phones and tablets.

Also by Barbara Delinsky. She was dead serious. As prepared as they were-they had read dozens of books, talked with innumerable friends, grilled the doctor and her partners and her nurse-practitioner and the hospital personnel during a preadmission tour-the reality of the moment was something else. With childbirth suddenly and irrevocably imminent, Dana was scared.

by Barbara Delinsky First published January 1st 2007. Family Tree (Hardcover). Published April 26th 2007 by Doubleday Books. Showing 1-30 of 36. Hardcover, 358 pages. Author(s): Barbara Delinsky (Goodreads Author). ISBN: 038551865X (ISBN13: 9780385518659).

Barbara Delinsky (born August 8, 1945, in Boston, Massachusetts, . as Barbara Ruth Greenberg. is an American writer of romance novels, including 19 New York Times bestsellers. She has also been published under the pen names Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass. Delinsky was born on August 9, 1945 near Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother died when she was only eight.

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A thought-provoking novel about a family with a secret that has the power to tear them apart. As the Clarke family reel from the shock, accusations are thrown and soon the trust that Dana and Hugh had prided themselves on is slipping away. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult. So begins a poignant journey to uncover the truth about their past, to discover what legacy their ancestors left them. And, as the stability of the Clarke family is torn apart, the reader is forced to ask how much any one of us really knows about our own identity.

The Delinsky family resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Some of her novels published under the others pseudonyms, are being published under her real name. Steve Delinsky has become a reputed lawyer of the city, while she writes daily in her office above the garage at her home.

Dana Clarke has always longed for the stability of home and family–her own childhood was not an easy one. Now she has married a man she adores and is about to give birth to their first child. But though her daughter is born beautiful and healthy, no one can help noticing the African American traits in her appearance. Dana’s husband, to her great shock and dismay, begins to worry that people will think Dana has had an affair.The only way to repair the damage done is for Dana to track down the father she never knew. Dana’s determination to discover the truth becomes a poignant journey back through her past that unearths secrets rooted in prejudice and fear. Barbara Delinsky’s Family Tree is an utterly unforgettable audio that asks penetrating questions about race, family, and the choices people make in times of crisis–choices having profound consequences that can last for generations.“Family Tree is warm, rich, textured, and impossible to put down.”–Nora Roberts

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Barbara Delinsky has another winner in her column with this book. Dana and her husband, Hugh, are about to celebrate the birth of their baby. What should be a happy time turns into a stressful birth.

Dana has married up according to her in-laws. Her in-laws are country club members whose status in their New England town is unquestionable. Dana comes from a family with a questionable background according to her husband's family and the birth of Dana and Hugh's baby puts Dana even lower on her in-laws ladder.

The book revolves around Dana's quest to learn about all the secrets in her family tree. I enjoyed the book as I do most of everything that Barbara Delinsky writes. This one is a quick read and a winner.
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...and such a meaty premise, too. What a shame! Had the unnecessary storylines concerning Earl's (Dana's grandfather) and Crystal Kostas (Hugh's client) been left out, it wouldn't have been a better book, but it would have been less of a mediocre book to read.

As I find the subject of knitting a colossal bore, and since I am probably not the only woman who thinks so, Ms. Delinsky could have left out some of the more technical details of the craft. What happens sometimes with authors is that if they love something, they want to share that love with others by decribing it/telling about it, in minute detail, and they end up boring the reader/the person. I am thinking Ms. Delinsky really loves knitting!

I agree with another reviewer that all the knitting must have been a metaphor for something, but if it was, I wouldn't know it, and I usually pick up on those things and am delighted when I do, but this author just seemed to scratch the surface of everything without really getting to its heart.

Though I was reading about how the characters felt, I never felt the emotions. The only thing I felt was empty while reading this book, even though it was a very emotional plot. I didn't have strong feelings for any of the characters and if you don't care passionately about what happens to them, your story is in trouble.

Though I didn't find myself really rooting for any of the characters, I did find myself rooting for the black ancestry to be on the man's side, because of the way they were.

The way Dana acted when she met her father was atrocious, I think just as bad or worse than her husband asking for a DNA test and though he said it was to shut people up (which I understand, for Lizzie's sake, so people won't be saying she's a child of an extramarital affair), but I wasn't totally convinced he was convinced that she had been faithful to him.

Also, the story about Corinne didn't really add anything either, though you could tie it into the main storyline. There was just too much other stuff going on that though the main story did not get lost, it just bogged me down because the orignal story, even if stripped of all the needless subplots/sideplots, wasn't enough to really engage me, though I did manage to finish it because it was an easy read and I guess it was more the plot that drove me to the finish line than the characters, but those kinds of stories don't stick with me and I am ready to go onto the next book instead of savoring the one I just read.

This book is worth the read, for no other reason than the interesting premise, but it's not a keeper. Definitely buy it USED.
This story was filled with twists and turns. Lots of things were exposed about the characters that forced them to make decisions that were difficult because of what other people might think or say. The majority of people grew wiser and the few grew more deceptive. As truth is revealed, it is painful for some, but also produces a freedom that is worth having if the decision that follows brings forgiveness and healing.
Barbara Delinsky has written a novel that is very current and it is one about a baby born with skin color darker than either
parent. The ensuing psychological issues are fascinating. The author has included several interlocking and equally
interesting themes. The book is one that I have passed on to a friend who works with family dynamics at her
place of work and I feel certain she will be enthralled with this novel.
I read this as a book club selection and the first quarter of the book was so awkwardly written it was hard to get into. Since it was for book club, I stuck with it and became more interested in the story's answers as it progressed. The issue of race felt too pushed, to the point of ridiculousness in that every sentence is referring to copper skin or brown eyes at one point. I don't feel the characters grew enough or felt fully developed, nor do I feel satisfied in the end. I can't say I would pick another of her books to read on my own.
I started this book without really knowing the author, but it is one of the best books I've ever read. The author took a subject that we need to think about but seldom do and, without belaboring any point, made me wonder how I would react in any of the situations presented. It is amazing what she did with what seemed at first to be such a simple story.
I always enjoy Barbara Delinsky's books and this one was good too. But I did miss the "romance" aspect that I have come to expect from her books and I am not a Romance reader.

As others said the issue raised in this book was very thought provoking. What must it be like, not only for a child of color with 1 white parent, but what is it like for a child of color with 2 white biological parents. But I thought the mother's reaction to her child being bi-racial was unrealistic. It was too accepting too fast. True she did not know her background like the husband, but she did know what both of her parents and maternal grand parents looked like. I don't feel she should have been upset by her daughter's color, just that I think most people would really be surprised and very curious like the husband was. I'm glad the issue of infidelity came up. It is very realistic to have people gossiping and accusing given the circumstances.

The other problem I had with this book was the added stories. I felt the storyline about Dana's grandfather and the customer Corine was unnecessary. I would have liked a closer look at Eaton's grandfather. And what decision did Eaton come to about revealing his true Family Tree?
Family Tree download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Becket Royce,Barbara Delinsky
ISBN: 0739333488
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged edition (February 6, 2007)