Ask Again, Yes



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 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. Read Ask Again, Yes By Mary Beth Keane – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 390 pages
  • Ask Again, Yes
  • Mary Beth Keane
  • English
  • 17 March 2018
  • 1982106980

10 thoughts on “Ask Again, Yes

  1. Emily May says:

    The thing is, Peter, grown ups don t know what they re doing any better than kids do That s the truthOh, 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 destroyeThe thing is, Peter, grown ups don t know what they re doing any better than kids do That s the truthOh, 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 destroyed on one fateful night.This is one of those intimate character portraits that explores the interactions between the characters in depth and with an unusual level of insight into human nature There are some perfectly crafted scenes where as the reader I felt like, yes, that is exactly how someone would behave in that situation While the book is busy focus...

  2. Chaima ✨ شيماء says:

    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 l...

  3. Susanne Strong says:

    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 Edited after much thought to revise rating from 4.25...

  4. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    Book of the Month selection June 2019The 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, pur Book of the Month selection June 2019The 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, pure and simple book club bait While I always fall for the cover, the inside of such books rarely leaves a longterm impressio...

  5. Angela M says:

    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 4.5 stars I have always enjoyed r...

  6. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:

    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 TheI thought about it, theI 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 is one of those books that, as I pondered writing this review, I have changed my rating from a 4 to a 5 TheI thought about it, theI realized how incredibly strong the characters in this boo...

  7. Tammy says:

    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 muchA violent act leaves two families forever cha 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...

  8. karen says:

    NOW AVAILABLE heads up to whom it may concern this book is primo book club bait in general, the best book club choices are ones with juicy conflicts at their centers which inspire strong, differing, politely expressed opinions from your assembled booknerds and the best of these have an extra component they allow the reader a sort of peripheral empathy taking recognizable, relatable issues like illness, marital job stress, disputes with the neighbors, etc, and then dramatically inflating the NOW AVAILABLE heads up to whom it may concern this book is primo book club bait in general, the best book club choices are ones with juicy conflicts at their centers which inspire strong, differing, politely expressed opinions from your assembled booknerds and the best of these have an extra component they allow the reader a sort of peripheral empathy taking recognizable, relatable issues like illness, marital job stress, disputes with the neighbors, etc, and then dramatically inflating them into situations one hopes never to have to live through, providing that there but for the shiver the publisher s synopsis seems to want to keep its secrets, so i ll play along and summarize in the broadest terms it s about two families and one verybad night that changes the ...

  9. BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas) says:

    Mary Beth Keane s novel, Ask Again, Yes is ultimately about family, love, mistakes, forgiveness and being able to move forward in life, to move past tragedy and embrace our lives both the good and bad moments This is definitely not my typical type of read but I m so glad I gave it a try The Gleesons and the Stanhopes fully captured me I easily found myself invested in these people as I followed their family histories through time Brian Stanhope and Francis Gleeson are rookie cops who meet Mary Beth Keane s novel, Ask Again, Yes is ultimately about family, love, mistakes, forgiveness and being able to move forward in life, to move past tragedy and embrace our lives both the good and bad moments This is definitely not my typical type of read but I m so glad I gave it a try The Gleesons and the Stanhopes fully captured me I easily found myself invested in these people as I followed their family histories through time Brian Stanhope and Francis Gleeson are rookie cops who meet at the academy and are then assigned to the same precinct Years later they find themselves living next to each other, their children becoming friends and the families forever intertwined This is also a story that sheds light on some of the darker aspects of family life alcoholism, mental illness, abuse and infidelity On a night when young Peter Stanhope and Kate Glee...

  10. j e w e l s says:

    FIVE UNPUTDOWNABLE STARSWell No reason to read anybooks this year This is it My favorite of 2019 While I tend to devour the psychological suspense novels, I also love a good and messy family drama novel Ask Again, Yes is a character driven family saga covering almost three generations from Ireland to contemporary New York state The story revolves around two couples living as neighbors, but not really as friends There is something a little cold about one of the wives and even though FIVE UNPUTDOWNABLE STARSWell No reason to read anybooks this year This is it My favorite of 2019 While I tend to devour the psychological suspense novels, I also love a good and messy family drama novel Ask Again, ...

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