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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Once I read it before I sleep and I delayed my bedtime for an hour. I think this book is fantastic and a great story to reveal the dynamics of race. Buy the Audiobook Download: Eventually, he asks Dana to do a DNA test on the baby, insisting that it is the only way to prove that it is really his child.

But, as I looked over the “rating details,” a small fact became clear to me. I had been disappointed with several of this author’s last few books but this subject matter in Brief Synopsis: Seriously, it’s not just about DNA or skin color it’s about community, family, culture that determines your preception of yourself the people around you and society.

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From beloved, bestselling author Barbara Delinsky, this is the story of Dana and Hugh Clarke, a wealthy, white East Coast couple whose beautiful newborn child clearly has African ancestors. Both are also, at the core, compassionate people who do have the ability to change and to grow.


As my three star review indicates, I liked it. The main character was very naive and almost stunned throughout most of the book, and the baby – supposedly the main character of the book? And because she doesn’t know her Father, she would do something like this.

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View Full Version of PW. And that is where the story was trying to go.

This book surrounds Dana and Batbara, a white couple, who were expecting their first child, but when the baby is born, she looks black. I was diagnosed nearly twenty years ago, had surgery and treatment, and here I am, stronger than ever and loving having authored yet another book, this one the non-fiction Uplift: Now she has married a man she adores and is about to give birth to their first child.

The Family Tree Charnwood Author s: How will family and friends react? Driven by Hugh to discover her ancestry, Dana delves into her ambiguous family past in order to learn about the father she never knew.

And what about Crystal and her son?! There is realistic discussion about nursing the child, which is still something I am sensitive about.

All except for depinsky quickly they were active after the birth of the child. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Barbwra enjoyed the book. I related to the characters of the new parents, and barbarq were pretty realistic. The book was inspired by the times we live in, with those larger social issue creeping into my consciousness and crying for expression. Seriously, even if you’re looking for a mindless beach read, don’t read this. Delinsky Looking for Peyton Place smoothly challenges characters and readers alike to confront their hidden hypocrisies.


I always really want to know what is going to happened next. As a lifelong New Englander, I know this region more than any dslinsky and, therefore, feel comfortable setting my books here. The Best Books of Mar 10, Roxanne rated it liked it Shelves: This book was a good read with a great concept.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It’s the story of Dana Clarke and her husband, Hugh, in the weeks following the birth of their daughter, Lizzie.

Any novel predicated on the idea of two ostensibly white parents giving birth to a child that is visibly black is paying homage to Chopin. I was first attracted to this book by the cover, it intrigued me, so I picked it up.

Family Tree

It forces the entire family to face hard questions and lifetime beliefs. So apparently thin-skinned over-dramatic responses to non-crises runs in the family. When I read this book, I could not put it down.