Family Tree

Family Tree

Book - 2006
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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.



Baker & Taylor
After a life of uncertainty, Dana Clarke has finally achieved the stability she has craved in her marriage to a man who can trace his lineage back to the Mayflower, but her world is shattered when her daughter is born with African-American traits in her appearance, sending Dana on a poignant quest in search of a possible African-American lineage in her husband's family. 200,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
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.

Baker
& Taylor

Dana Clarke has finally achieved the stability she has craved in her marriage to a man from an old New England family, but when her daughter is born with African-American traits in her appearance, her family life is thrown into turmoil.

Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2006
ISBN: 9780385518659
038551865X
978038551865X
Branch Call Number: F DEL
Characteristics: 358 p. ; 24 cm

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cgloden May 08, 2012

This was a decent book that kept my attention. It was a little weird though that their baby was so,dark considering what they found out. I don't know much about that to know if it's accurate but it wasn't very believable. Still a good book overall and some good twists towards the end!

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