Family Tree

  • by Barbara Delinsky
  • Narrated by Karen White
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 who is from a prominent New England family, 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, but 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 and to explore the possibility of African American lineage in his family history. Dana's determination to discover the truth becomes a poignant journey back through her past and her husband's heritage that unearths secrets rooted in prejudice and fear.
Barbara Delinsky's Family Tree is an utterly unforgettable novel that asks penetrating questions about race, family, and the choices people make in times of crisis - choices that have profound consequences that can last for generations.


What the Critics Say

"Delinsky gets the political and personal dynamics right." (Publishers Weekly)
"Delinsky delves deeper into the human heart and spirit with each new novel." (Cincinnati Enquirer)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

very disappointing

very predictible plot and stereotypical characters. no sane, faithful woman would ever forgive her supposedly loving husband for demanding a paternity test right after her child was born. and no new mom I've ever known could get into old jeans TWO days after childbirth. A silly book. don't waste your money.
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- R. CASEY "lopine"

OK but not great

I have really enjoyed some of Barbara Delinsky's books -- Coast Road and Three Wishes are two of my favorites. This book was OK but not as good as some of her others. She takes on a hard topic, racism, but I don't think she gets past the surface with it.
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- Elizabeth B. Brandt

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-05-2007
  • Publisher: Books on Tape