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  • Title: Before and Again
  • Author: Barbara Delinsky
  • ISBN: 9781250119490
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Before and Again By Barbara Delinsky Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog She s thankful for the neMackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends and thanks to the nonstop media coverage, even her privacy Now she lives in Vermont under the name Maggie Reid, in a small house with her cats and dog She s thankful for the new friends she s made though she can t risk telling them too much And she takes satisfaction in working as a makeup artist at the luxurious local spa, helping clients hide the visible outward signs of their weariness, illnesses, and injuries Covering up scars is a skill she has mastered.Her only goal is to stay under the radar and make it through her remaining probation But she isn t the only one in this peaceful town with secrets When a friend s teenage son is thrust into the national spotlight, accused of hacking a powerful man s Twitter account, Maggie is torn between pulling away and protecting herself or stepping into the glare to be at their side As the stunning truth behind their case is slowly revealed, Maggie s own carefully constructed story begins to unravel as well She knows all too well that what we need from each other in this difficult world is comfort But to provide it, sometimes we need to travel far outside our comfort zones.
    Barbara Delinsky
    I was born and raised in suburban Boston My mother s death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary I took piano lessons and flute lessons I took ballroom dancing lessons I went to summer camp through my fifteenth year in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of my stories , then spent my sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive two skills that have served me better than all of my other high school courses combined I earned a B.A in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A in Sociology at Boston College The motivation behind the M.A was sheer greed My husband was just starting law school We needed the money Following graduate school, I worked as a researcher with the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and as a photographer and reporter for the Belmont Herald I did the newspaper work after my first son was born Since I was heavily into taking pictures of him, I worked for the paper to support that habit Initially, I wrote only in a secondary capacity, to provide copy for the pictures I took In time, I realized that I was better at writing than photography I used both skills doing volunteer work for hospital groups, and have served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and on the MGH s Women s Cancer Advisory Board I became an actual writer by fluke My twins were four when, by chance, I happened on a newspaper article profiling three female writers Intrigued, I spent three months researching, plotting, and writing my own book and it sold My niche I write about the emotional crises that we face in our lives Readers identify with my characters They know them They are them I m an everyday woman writing about everyday people facing not so everyday challenges My novels are character driven studies of marriage, parenthood, sibling rivalry, and friendship, and I ve been blessed in having readers who buy them eagerly enough to put them on the major bestseller lists One of my latest, Sweet Salt Air, came out in 2013 Blueprints, my second novel with St Martin s Press, became my 22nd New York Times bestselling novel soon after its release in June 2015 Making Up, my work in progress, will be published in 2018.2018 Yikes I didn t think I d live that long I thought I d die of breast cancer back in the 1900 s, like my mom But I didn t I was diagnosed nearly twenty years ago, had surgery and treatment, and here I am, stronger than ever and loving having authored yet another book, this one the non fiction Uplift Secrets From the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors First published in 2001, Uplift is a handbook of practical tips and upbeat anecdotes that I compiled with the help of 350 breast cancer survivors, their families and friends These survivors just blew me away They gave me the book that I wish I d had way back when I was diagnosed There is no medical information here, nothing frightening, simply practical advice from friends who ve had breast cancer The 10th Anniversary Volume of Uplift is now in print And the money I ve made on the book Every cent has gone to my charitable foundation, which funds an ongoing research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital Connect with me on Facebook facebook bdelinsky Look for my photos on Instagram instagram barbaradelinsky

    Before and Again By Barbara Delinsky

    Commentaires:

    Susan Peterson
    In Before and Again, Barbara Delinsky has written a riveting, poignant story filled with the most amazing characters Each of the characters has their own storya past which they are trying to escape, scars they are trying to hideying to build a present and move forward with a future, but can they forgive each other and themselves This story is filled with grief and guilt, but mostly love, and it tugged on my heartstrings with every word, every feeling, every touch I lost myself in this story, as [...]

    Kaycee Bowick (Off_The_Press)
    Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review Off The Press Reads Blog Instagram Bloglovin

    Natalie
    Sadly, this novel begins with a tragedy, the death of a child, but it takes the reader through the slow rebuilding of love and hope Delinsky tells the story of Maggie who has rebuilt her life after the death of a beloved child She carries all the guilt for the tragedy and ultimately watches it destroy her marriage As if the reader watches a lovely bloom unfold, we watch Maggie s life blossom as each person she believes has abandoned her moves back into her life Her guarded existence suddenly fil [...]

    Aisling
    This was decent tear jerking chic lit Delinsky does a great job with characters and setting so these characters and this town come alive It was a little too long, and parts of the story dragged or were too repetitive but for the most part it was entertaining.

    Cathy
    Before and Again is a book that is about a love that was lost when a child died accidentally in a car accident, divorce followed ars later they reconnect not a whole lot of mystery involved with this book but it is a pretty solid read.

    Sue Fernandez
    Thank you to NetGalley for an e ARC of this title There is nothing frightening than the thought of losing a child Even so if you are responsible The fall out from the death of their young child is realistic and poignant in this title by a author I admire I thoroughly enjoyed all the characters You can t help but be changed, but can you move forward Can you rebuild your life These are all dealt with in this book as well as some current topics such as caring for older parents in the midst of an [...]

    Charlie
    Gotta rest a bit after this one Review coming up in a few days Honest.

    Karyn Niedert
    RELEASE DATE 06 26 18RATING 4 stars, definitely worth reading GENRE Literary Fiction Women s LitREVIEW Maggie Reid lives a quiet life in the small, luxe town of Devon, Vermont She enjoys her close group of friends, her job as a makeup artist at a local spa, and her lovely cabin and sweet pets She lives a small but comfortable life, until events conspire to thrust her in the spotlight, bringing back her past and threatening her future.Five years earlier, she had been a happily married mother of o [...]

    Janet
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.From the publisher From the New York Times bestselling author of Blueprints and Sweet Salt Air, a brand new novel about a woman in hiding finding the courage to face the world again.Mackenzie Cooper took her eyes off the road for just a moment but the resulting collision was enough to rob her not only of her beloved daughter but ultimately of her marriage, family, and friends and thanks to the n [...]

    MaryAnn
    Oh my goodness, I was so thrilled to receive an ARC of this novel It was as good as I d hoped it would be.The characters of Maggie and Ned were so wonderfully done and just what I expect from a Barbara Delinsky novel She does an amazing job with characters and descriptions, filling in the little details that make everything work smoothly together.This book was so good that I didn t want it to end I started to slow down near the end, but of course, that helps nothing In no way does it prolong the [...]

    Susan
    Barbara Delinsky can always be counted on for well written, detailed women s fiction I learned about the artistry of applying makeup than I ever needed to know Before and Again deals skillfully with grief and forgiveness even as I was wondering why Maggie s narration seemed so emotionless considering the losses she had suffered, I gradually realized that it reflected the polite facade she had constructed to survive And once she begins to process her grief, the narration becomes much gut wrench [...]

    Jessica Call
    Wow.just wow I m a huge fan of Author Barbara Delinsky She has a way of getting right to the heart and keeping you coming back for She never disappoints Before and Again really gets to you It s heart wrenching and almost traumatizing A mother s biggest fear or at least one of them This story reminds us all that every second counts because that brief moment, that one second you looked away can change your life and those you loves lives in a instant This book for me also reminds us not to take an [...]

    Lou
    Delinsky at her best Maggie has hidden herself in Vermont after a tragic accident that cost her merge her family and her hope Here she finds friends but as she is confronted by her past regains the love and hope of family Great book ,

    Julie Barrett
    Before and Again by Barbara DelinskyHave enjoyed many years of this authors works and know this will be another KEEPER.Starts out with Mackenzie Cooper and her daughter Then we are at present time with Maggie and she s an artist and it s a small town in VT, Devon Things advance to present day but many reflections on the past events that took others from her life.Love hands on with the clay and other forms of art being displayed at the gallery, so very descriptive.She s also a makeup artist that [...]

    Stacy
    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased opinion.When Mackenzie Cooper takes her eyes off the road for a second to look at her GPS, her entire life changes Her 5 year old daughter died in the resulting crash her marriage fell apart her family stopped speaking to her, and she even had a state law named after her to remind people of what she had done Unable to cope, she moves to Vermont to work as a makeup artist under the name Maggie Reid She likes her new life an [...]

    Sandy
    Beautifully written and tugs at the heart, as with most all of this authors books I love the attention to detail you really feel as if you are there in the location Loved the characters and their growth love and forgiveness abounds Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC.

    joyce w. laudon
    Before and Again does what happens, mistakes that we have made, impact our view of the past, our present and our belief in the future These big issues are fictionally brought to life in Barbara Delinsky s newest novel Early on in the book, the reader learns that a moment of inattention led to the death of the protagonist s daughter, Lily Any parent can, but does not want to, imagine what this could mean The reader watches as Maggie tries to move on and start fresh butn should the past be denied [...]

    Denise
    I have loved Barbara Delinsky s books in the past this book was no exception This story was an emotional read very thought provoking I was captivated by the plot I felt horrible at times, for the heroine, suffering from guilt what if s, but it also made me stop think about my past mistakes how I have let them impact my present future life Thank you for this great story

    Janet
    This book has a lot of moving parts There is a lot going on At first I was afraid it was going to be too busy for me The heroine, Maggie, has a past that is about to catch up with her in a town where she has worked hard to start over As a matter of fact, it seems almost everyone in this town has a hidden past I wasn t sure if I was going to be able to keep up with the story But I m glad I did I really enjoyed the book I ve read several of Ms Delinksy s books and continue to enjoy them This book [...]

    Patty Nobles
    Barabra Delinsky is an author that wraps the reader in a cocoon of warmth with the words she puts on each page of her novels Her latest novel Before and Again follows artist Mackenzie Cooper as she carefully reconstructs her life after a tragedy that shatters her world The life that she has created is threatened by a series of events when her best friend is thrust into the national spotlight, her ex husband and her brother both reappear in her life and she is forced to face the past she had hope [...]

    Marie
    Once again Barbara Delinsky delivers An emotional read with characters I found myself rooting for This deeply satisfying story kept me turning the pages well into the night.

    Pam
    Thank you NetGalley for a digital ARC A 4.5 star book An page turning read that I did not want to put down A wonderful story about managing grief, forgiveness, family, friendship and marriage My only issue was the relationship between Maggie and Grace was not initially developed enough for me to understand why Maggie was so close to Grace and why she would put herself at risk for Grace And the I learned about Grace the I didn t get the friendship Grace to me for most of the story was not a sym [...]

    Hmmm
    I was so honored to receive this in the mail I won this book in a giveaway Huge thank you to the author and publishers I really appreciated and enjoyed reading this In fact, once I started, I couldn t put it down It was quite a compelling read This book is wonderful It is gritty it is real and often it is heartbreaking The characters were interesting and each and every one was flawed in their own interesting ways They weren t just well developed they were believable.This story was about a mother [...]

    Judy
    Before and Again is a compelling read that could definitely come straight out of today s headlines The characters are well developed and quite likeable The story hums along, pulling the reader through the pages as Maggie tries to hide from herself and her former life.Thank you to the St Martin s Press for the ARC I received through NetGalley.

    natalie
    I appreciate very much the opportunity that gives me to win books It certainly gives me an opportunity to find new authors I like Thanks,.I had never read Barbara Delinsky before I won this Advanced Readers copy from This was really a very good book, with characters that were believable and relatable The ins and outs of the story was very good and I would recommend this book to everyone.Only flaw I found was one that I think is related to its being an advanced copy sort of choppy style and not a [...]

    Cindy
    A winner

    Beth
    I was very happy to receive an advanced copy of this book It drew me in right away and I was always reaching for it whenever I had a free moment Maggie has worked to rebuild her life after a terrible tragedy, but she soon finds herself supporting a friend going through turmoil as well I found myself enjoying the little bit of mystery in the story line as well as the touches on the various relationships It was a great mixture and made the story flow easily.

    Staci
    This is a very good book I love the main characters, the secondary characters and the town Just makes you want to go visit and never leave.

    Diane
    Before and Again by author Barbara Delinsky is filled with heartrending emotions for Mackenzie Cooper, and later with her name change to Maggie Reid Her world suddenly crashes to a devastating plummet the afternoon she runs a stop sign and is hit by a speeding driver Because she was clearly in the wrong by failing to see the stop sign and yielding to any oncoming vehicles, she is now branded as a killer The death of her five year old daughter Lily and the driver of the other vehicle is proof, ri [...]

    Amy's Book Reviews
    Thanks to NetGalley for providing me a complimentary copy of BEFORE AND AGAIN in exchange for my honest review A moment of distraction costs Mackenzie her daughter, husband, parents and the life she knew Now she s Maggie, living in anonymity in Devon, Vermont finishing her five years on parole Nobody knows she was once the infamous Mackenzie Cooper, poster child for distracted driving When her best friend s son is charged with hacking, Maggie s secret life begins to unravel as past and present c [...]

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