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Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Genre:  Coming-of-age story, Domestic Fiction

Length: 383 pages

First Published: May 28, 2019

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Publisher’s Description

Two ordinary families. One life-changing day . . .

When the Gleesons and the Stanhopes become neighbours, lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend. But Anne Stanhope – cold, elegant, unstable – wants to be left alone.

It’s left to their children – Lena’s youngest, Kate, and Anne’s only child, Peter – to forge a lasting friendship and a love that blossoms despite their parents’ differences.

When a shocking act of violence tears all their lives apart, Kate and Peter will spend years finding their way back to each other – rebuilding the love they lost, and learning to forgive.

But can their families ever understand the bond they share?

And how much can love ever truly heal?

About Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA. She was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing, and has received citations from the National Book Foundation, PEN America, and the Hemingway Society. She is the author of The Walking PeopleFever, and most recently, Ask Again, Yes, which was an instant New York Times bestseller. To date, translation rights to Ask Again, Yes have sold in twenty-one languages, with most translated editions forthcoming in 2020-21. Both Fever and Ask Again, Yes are in development to become limited television series. Visit the author’s website→

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