The triumphant New York Times Bestseller * The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick *
Named one of the best books of the year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle
“This is one beautiful book. I was wowed by Keane’s writing and narrative skill—and by what she knows about trouble.” —Stephen King
How much can a family forgive?
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.
A wonderful family story
A novel about two next-door neighbors who fall in love and the tragedy their families must overcome. Multiple characters weave the story together over the years, exploring the past and present in the best storytelling fashion, rather than chronologically. A wonderful read and I would highly recommend this heartfelt novel. The reader dig a good job of distinguishing between different characters as well.
Loved this book! Worth the listen.
Enjoyed reading the story about these two families.. seeing the perspectives of each character’s especially about alcoholism and mental illness gave me a better understanding of how and why they did certain things .. narrater was easy to listen to and captured the characters personality .. highly recommend this book.