Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Head to New York City and upstate New York in Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. Discover book information, a summary, book reviews, and book lists featuring this contemporary family fiction and coming of age masterpiece.

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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane Book Summary

Author: Mary Beth Keane
Genre: Coming Of Age | Book Set In NY | Family Fiction | British & Irish Literary Fiction
Pages: 401
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: May 2019

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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane Summary

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie NYPD cops, are neighbors in the suburbs. What happens behind closed doors in both houses—the loneliness of Francis’s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brian’s wife, Anne, sets the stage for the explosive events to come.

In Mary Beth Keane’s extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years. Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness.


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About The Author, Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane is a New York Times bestselling author. She attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia from which she earned an MFA. Keane was also a John S. Guggenheim fellow for her fiction writing. Read more about her here.

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