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The Family Tree

By Barbara Delinsky

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Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 05 November 2007
A loving family, a child on the way, and a secret concealed generations ago that will tear their lives apart... `The Family Tree' is issue-led women's fiction perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult.Dana Clarke has it all - a husband, Hugh, who she adores, a beautiful home in a wealthy area, and a baby on the way. But, when her daughter, Lizzie, is born, what should be the happiest day of her life turns out to be the moment that her world falls apart.Lizzie is beautiful, healthy, and black... Born from two white parents, there are only two possibilities: that a distant relative was of African descent, or that Dana has had an affair.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. 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.

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/ Key title A loving family, a child on the way, and a secret concealed generations ago that will tear their lives apart! 'The Family Tree' is issue-led women's fiction perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult. / Barbara Delinsky is an exciting new HC aquisition for the Jodi Picoult and Dorothy Koomson readership / Strong, issue-led fiction -- will take advantage of ever growing market / An intelligent read, it will also appeal to fans of Victoria Hislop's 'The Island' / Barbara Delinsky is a bestselling author published in twenty-five languages across the world / Nationwide review coverage guaranteed / Competition: Jodi Picoult

About the Author

Barbara Delinsky grew up in suburban Boston, US. A master of emotional intensity, she touches the minds and hearts of her readers with intricately woven stories of domestic drama and relationships. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today Bestseller Lists.


Praise for 'The Family Tree': 'Delinsky writes with insight about complex family matters, and here adds thought-provoking concerns about race in America in a novel that will stir debate and inspire self-examination.' Booklist 'Delinsky smoothly challenges characters and readers alike to confront their hidden hypocrises (while getting) the political and personal dynamics just right.' Publishers Weekly 'Delinsky admirably allows her characters to acknowledge and correct their biases. Fail-safe delivery of an issues-packed story.' Kirkus Reviews '"The Family Tree" is warm, rich, textured, and impossible to put down.' Nora Roberts, author of 'Valley of Silence Praise for Barbara Delinsky: 'Delinsky delves deeper into the human heart and spirit with each new novel' The Inquirer 'Delinsky excels at!insightful portrayal[s] of captivating people facing challenges both ordinary and dramatic' Booklist

EAN: 9780007245123
ISBN: 0007245122
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.3 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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It's a great book for anyone. I would recommend it to anyone. This book is fantastic. If you are looking for a good book then this is it. It keeps you interested and captivated. It is definitely worth buying. Whether it be for yourself or others, it's a must have. I hope you will like this book just as much as me.
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