Sep 23, 2020
Ask Again, Yes
Posted by Mary Beth Keane

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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store 13.99 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 390 pages Published May 28th 2019 by Scribner More Details Original Title Ask Again, Yes ISBN 1982106980 ISBN13 9781982106980 Edition Language English Other Editions 15 All Editions Add a New

  • Title: Ask Again, Yes
  • Author: Mary Beth Keane
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  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ask Again Yes 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 int

    Emily May

    The thing is, Peter, grown ups don t know what they re doing any better than kids do That s the truth Oh, I love a good family drama Ask Again, Yes is a book about the members of two families the Gleesons and the Stanhopes They are first brought together through the New York City police academy when young rookies Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope work together Later, they become neighbours and start families next to one another Except any chance of cordiality between them is destroye [...]


    Chaima ✨ شيماء

    Lying in my bed at night, after finishing this book, I found myself unwilling audience to a seethe of objectionable thoughts about the story, like watching a flickering home movie projected into a makeshift screen My mind refused to release me to oblivion, and, although the ending brings to mind the setting of one s soul at ease and the wheeling of stars into alignment once again, I turned the last page feeling heavier with what I knew I still do So, what s this book about Brian Stanhope and Lyi [...]


    Susanne Strong

    5 Stars Edited after much thought to revise rating from 4.25 Stars to 5 Stars The ramifications of this novel and its ending have stayed with me Ask Again, Yes is Literary Fiction at its best This novel is an exploration of life, love, family, mistakes and the tragedies of everyday life The Stanhopes and the Gleasons are at odds Will they ever heal the rift that tore their families apart Alcoholism, friendship, forgiveness, mental illness, love and tragedy These are the themes of Ask 5 Stars Edi [...]


    Chelsea Humphrey

    Book of the Month selection June 2019 The thing is, Peter, grown ups don t know what they re doing any better than kids do That s the truth You ve seen this book around before You know the one I m talking about it s got an aesthetically pleasing blue green cover, boasts of domestic drama and in depth character study of the darker side of families, while promising the reader that they will experience a grand range of emotion by the time the final page is turned These books are one thing, [...]


    Angela M

    4.5 stars I have always enjoyed reading family stories that take me on their journey across time This is a story of two families over several decades and how their lives intersect in a tragic way as well as one that is filled of love and ultimately forgiveness Two NYC police officers, living next door to each other in the suburbs, connected mainly by the friendship of their two young children Abruptly the things going on in one of the families impact the other in a way that changes everyone s 4. [...]


    Dorie - Traveling Sister :)

    NOW AVAILABLE This is one of those books that, as I pondered writing this review, I have changed my rating from a 4 to a 5 The I thought about it, the I realized how incredibly strong the characters in this book are, I finished it last week and I m still thinking about them all of them If you love strong character driven books, you will love this one I had a bit of believability issues with one of the main characters but it doesn t take away from the entire body of work.From NOW AVAILABLE This i [...]


    Tammy

    The cover of this book is remarkable and behind the cover is a remarkable book At first glance, the cover appears to be an example of a painting technique known as impasto I think Closer scrutiny reveals a typical suburban neighborhood that could be Anywhere, USA And so it is with this novel At first glance, Ask Again, Yes seems to be an American dream or coming of age novel and in some ways it is but beneath these obvious themes lie much A violent act leaves two families forever cha The cover o [...]



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