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Ruth Greenberg was born on August 9, 1945 near Boston, Massachusetts.
Her mother died when she was only eight. In 1976, she graduated
from Newton High School, in Newton, Massachusetts. She then went
on to earn a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University and an M.A.
in Sociology at Boston College.
Delinsky married Steve Delinsky, a law student, when she was very
young. During the first years of her marriage, she worked for the
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
After the birth of her first child, Andrew, she took a job as a
photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald newspaper. She
also filled her time doing volunteer work at hospitals, and serving
on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Massachusetts General
Hospital Cancer Center and their Women's Cancer Advisory Board.
In 1980, after having a pair of twins, Eric and Jeremy, Delinsky
read an article about three female writers, and decided to try putting
her imagination on paper. After three months of researching, plotting,
and writing, she sold her first book. Since then, over 20 million
copies of her books are in print., and they have been published in
25 languages. One of her novels, A Woman's Place, was made into
a Lifetime movie starring Lorraine Bracco.
In 2001 Delinsky branched out into nonFiction with the book Uplift:
Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. A breast
cancer survivor herself, Barbara donates the proceeds of that book
and her second nonFiction work to charity. With those funds she
has been able to fund an oncology fellowship at the Massachusetts
General Hospital that trains breast surgeons.
The Delinsky family resides in Newton, Massachusetts. Steve Delinsky
has become a reputed lawyer of the city, while Barbara writes daily
in her office above the garage at her home.