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 be traced back to the Mayflower, and she is about to give birth to their first child. But what should be the happiest day of her life becomes the day her world falls apart. Her daughter is born beautiful and healthy, and in addition, unmistakably African-American in appearance. Dana's determination to discover the truth about her baby's heritage becomes a shocking, poignant journey. A superbly crafted novel, "Family Tree "asks penetrating questions about family and the choices people make in times of crisis.
About the Author
BARBARA DELINSKY is the author of twenty-one "New York Times" bestselling books. She has been published in twenty-eight languages worldwide. A lifelong New Englander, Delinsky earned a B.A. in psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in sociology at Boston College. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, more books than she'll ever be able to read, two tennis racquets, and enough electronic devices to keep in close touch with her children and their families.
“Family Tree is warm, rich, textured, and impossible to put down.”
“Full of complex and fascinating family dynamics as its characters are forced to come to terms with issues such as faith, race, and loyalty, Family Tree is thought provoking and memorable. . . . Delinksy will be ‘discovered’ by a new generation of readers.”
“Delinksy smoothly challenges characters and readers alike to confront their hidden hypocrisies.”
“A page-turner that you’ll be discussing with your friends.”
—News and Sentinel
“Delinsky delves deeper into the human heart and spirit with each new novel.”
“Fail-safe delivery of an issue-packed story perfect for reading groups.”