How Much Can A Family Forgive A Profoundly Moving Novel About Two Neighboring Families In A Suburban Town, The Bond Between Their Children, A Tragedy That Reverberates Over Four Decades, The Daily Intimacies Of Marriage, And The Power Of Forgiveness.Francis Gleeson And Brian Stanhope, Two Rookie Cops In The NYPD, Live Next Door To Each Other Outside The City 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 Ask Again, Yes Is A Deeply Affecting Exploration Of The Lifelong Friendship And Love That Blossoms Between Francis And Lena S Daughter, Kate, And Brian And Anne S Son, Peter Luminous, Heartbreaking, And Redemptive, Ask Again, Yes Reveals The Way Childhood Memories Change When Viewed From The Distance Of Adulthood Villains Lose Their Menace And Those Who Appeared Innocent Seem Less So Kate And Peter S Love Story, While Tested By Echoes From The Past, Is Marked By Tenderness, Generosity, And Grace.
Mary Beth Keane s first novel, The Walking People 2009 was a finalist for the PEN Hemingway Award, and her second novel, Fever 2013 was named a best book of 2013 by NPR Books, Library Journal, and The San Francisco Chronicle In 2011 she was named to the National Book Foundation s 5 under 35 She was a 2015 Guggenheim Fellow in Fiction and her new novel, Ask Again, Yes, is forthcoming in Jun
- 390 pages
- Ask Again, Yes
- Mary Beth Keane
- 16 March 2017 Mary Beth Keane