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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 6th 2007
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
The story of racism and hidden family secrets. What happens when a child, obviously with some black heritage is born of a pair of white parents. The digging in the past and the present causes some headaches and almost splits the family apart is what. I did guess some of the secrets and really whi...
Family Tree by Barbara DelinskyDana was pregnant having a dream when her water broke. They were prepared and scared.Hugh is on top of things and keeps her calm.She is a designer and has done their own babies room. He's from a rich family.They get a healthy baby but has some features that are from a ...
Family Tree had the potential to be a very enjoyable book, unfortunately it didn't do it for me.Hugh comes from a well-to-do society family, while Dana was raised by her grandmother and never knew her father. Their first child is born with African-American features. Questions are raised, including a...
I really liked some of the characters, more so than usual. The author really made them come alive.
A happily married couple is about to experieince the birth of their first child. However when their daughter is born her skin is darker than anticipated. He can trace his roots back to the town's founding fathers and she has an unkonwn family history with a few skeletons in the closet. Where did thi...