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Barbara Delinsky was born on August 9, 1945 in suburban Boston. She received a B.A. in psychology from Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology from Boston College. After graduate school, she worked as a researcher with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. After her first child was born, she worked as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald. She has written more than 60 novels including Shades of Grace, Coast Road, While My Sister Sleeps and Not My Daughter. Some of her novels have been made into television movies including Three Wishes starring Valerie Bertinelli and A Woman's Place starring Lorraine Bracco. She wrote the nonfiction book Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. She has also written under the pen names Bonnie Drake and Billie Douglass. Barbara's novels, Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, made the New York Times bestseller list in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography) Barbara Delinsky lives in Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) Since the 1980s, Barbara Delinsky has published more than sixty novels including, most recently, "The Vineyard", "Lake News", "Coast Road", "Three Wishes", "More Than Friends", & "Suddenly". Published in seventeen languages worldwide, her books regularly appear on "The New York Times", "The Wall Street Journal", "The Washington Post", "The Boston Globe", & "Publishers Weekly" bestseller lists. Born & raised in suburban Boston, Delinsky lives in Needham, Massachusetts. (Publisher Provided) Barbara Delinsky has a B.A. in psychology from Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology from Boston College. Her bestselling novels include "Coast Road", which featured a heroine who was a breast cancer survivor. She serves on the Massachusetts General Hospital Women's Cancer Visiting Committee. (Publisher Provided)
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Family Tree 1,127 copies, 35 reviews
The Secret Between Us 937 copies, 32 reviews
While My Sister Sleeps 766 copies, 35 reviews
Lake News 746 copies, 9 reviews
Not My Daughter 740 copies, 48 reviews
The Summer I Dared 730 copies, 13 reviews
Coast Road 684 copies, 8 reviews
Flirting with Pete 645 copies, 7 reviews
An Accidental Woman 640 copies, 10 reviews
The Vineyard 627 copies, 3 reviews
The Woman Next Door 622 copies, 4 reviews
Looking for Peyton Place 558 copies, 6 reviews
Three Wishes 528 copies, 9 reviews
Sweet Salt Air 517 copies, 30 reviews
Escape 509 copies, 18 reviews
A Woman Betrayed 413 copies, 11 reviews
More Than Friends 399 copies, 6 reviews
A Woman's Place 373 copies, 4 reviews
Suddenly 363 copies, 7 reviews
Blueprints 321 copies, 15 reviews
Together Alone 319 copies, 7 reviews
The Passions of Chelsea Kane 317 copies, 4 reviews
For My Daughters 299 copies, 4 reviews
Heart of the Night 287 copies, 6 reviews
Before and Again 281 copies, 23 reviews
Commitments 277 copies, 6 reviews
Shades of Grace 257 copies, 3 reviews
The Carpenter's Lady 251 copies, 2 reviews
Twilight Whispers 236 copies, 3 reviews
Facets 189 copies, 9 reviews
First, Best and Only 160 copies, 1 review
A Week at the Shore 137 copies, 13 reviews
Moment to Moment 134 copies, 1 review
Twelve Across 133 copies, 2 reviews
Rekindled (2-in-1) 125 copies, 3 reviews
Finger Prints 115 copies, 4 reviews
Within Reach 114 copies
T.L.C. 112 copies, 2 reviews
The Right Wrong Number 111 copies, 9 reviews
Through My Eyes 110 copies
Cardinal Rules 106 copies, 1 review
Montana Man 89 copies, 4 reviews
Fulfillment 88 copies, 2 reviews
The Dream Comes True 84 copies, 1 review
Gemstone 83 copies, 1 review
The Outsider 83 copies, 3 reviews
Fast Courting 81 copies
The Dream Unfolds 78 copies, 2 reviews
Chances Are 67 copies, 2 reviews
Bronze Mystique 66 copies
Secret of the Stone 65 copies, 2 reviews
The Stud 61 copies, 2 reviews
The Real Thing 61 copies
A Time to Love 60 copies
A Single Rose 58 copies
Passion and Illusion 58 copies, 2 reviews
Dreams (3-in-1) 57 copies
Having Faith 54 copies
An Irresistible Impulse 53 copies, 2 reviews
Trust (2-in-1) 49 copies
Sweet Ember 48 copies
The Dream 48 copies, 2 reviews
Variation on a Theme 46 copies, 2 reviews
First Things First 44 copies, 1 review
Heat Wave 39 copies, 1 review
Warm Hearts 31 copies
What She Really Wants 31 copies, 3 reviews
A Special Something 26 copies, 1 review
Jasmine Sorcery 25 copies, 1 review
Love Songs 23 copies
Summer Lovers (3-in-1) (Contributor) 20 copies
Flip Side of Yesterday 16 copies, 1 review
Forever Yours (3-in-1) (Contributor) 16 copies
Knightly Love 15 copies
Heatwave (3-in-1) (Contributor) 15 copies
Amber's Embrace 13 copies, 1 review
Lilac Awakening 11 copies, 1 review
Silken Sands 7 copies
Heart and Soul (3-in-1) (Contributor) 7 copies
Memories Past 6 copies
Hold My Heart 6 copies
Call My Name 6 copies
Father Figure 5 copies
Pictures of You 4 copies, 1 review
Home Fires 4 copies
O Vinhedo 2 copies
Pěkně po pořádku 1 copy, 1 review
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Barbara Ruth Greenberg was born on August 9, 1945, in Newton, a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts, where she was raised in a family of lawyers. Her mother died of breast cancer, when she was eight, it was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary. She took piano lessons and flute lessons. She took ballroom dancing lessons. She went to summer camp through her fifteenth year (in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of her stories), then spent her sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive (two skills that have served her better than all of her other high school courses combined). In 1967, she earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College in 1969. Following graduate school, she was a researcher for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. After the birth of her first child, Andrew, she took a job as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald newspaper, and later for the Boston Herald. She also filled her time doing volunteer work at hospitals, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and their Women's Cancer Advisory Board. Barbara's career in writing began in 1980, after having a pair of twins, Eric and Jeremy, when she read a newspaper article about romance fiction. She researched the field, read 40 to 50 category romances and sat down to begin her own. She found that her background in psychology was helpful in "planning the emotional entanglements of (her) characters," and claims that she has "pulled on virtually every aspect of (her) background and of (her) life experience in general (in her writing)." Barbara Delinsky is nothing if not prolific. Since 1980, she has written well over 80 novels, and shows no sign of slowing down. She began signing her novels as Billie Douglass and as Bonnie Drake, now she signs her novels with her married name: Barbara Delinsky. More than 20 million copies of her books are in print worldwide, translated into over a dozen foreign languages. From Romantic Times Magazine, she's received the Special Achievement Award (twice), the Reviewer's Choice Award and the Best Contemporary Romance Award. She's also received the Romance Writers of America Golden Medallion and Golden Leaf awards. In 1994, Barbara was diagnosed breast cancer, like her mother. But it had surgery and treatment. And in 2001 she published the non-fiction Uplift: Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. Now, the Delinsky family resides in Needham, Massachusetts, where Barbara's husband is a prominent local lawyer.
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