Ask Again, Yes

Penguin UK
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & RADIO 2 SUMMER BOOK CLUB PICK

'A MUST-READ FOR OUR TIME' Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women

'THE NEW LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE . . . THE PERFECT SUMMER READ' Stylist

'ONE OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL NOVELS OF THE SUMMER . . . A REMARKABLE ACHIEVEMENT' Sunday Express
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A gripping and compassionate drama of two families linked by chance, love and tragedy

Gillam, upstate New York: a town of ordinary, big-lawned suburban houses. The Gleesons have recently moved there and soon welcome the Stanhopes as their new 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 find their way to one another. To form a friendship whose resilience and love will be almost broken by the fault line dividing both families, and by the terrible tragedy that will engulf them all.

A tragedy whose true origins only become clear many years later . . .

A story of love and redemption, faith and forgiveness, 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.

A story of how, if we're lucky, the violence lurking beneath everyday life can be vanquished by the power of love.

If you enjoy Celeste Ng, Elizabeth Strout and Ann Patchett you will love this stunning novel.
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'Keane is a nuanced observer' The Sunday Times

'Has the makings of a future classic' Daily Mirror

'Thoughtful and powerful' Hannah Beckerman, i Paper

'I absolutely adored Ask Again, Yes' Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies

'Powerful and moving' Meg Wolitzer, author of The Wife

'Full of life lessons' BBC Radio 4 Open Book

'Powerful' Vogue

'One of my best books of the year' Prima

'A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy' Elle

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About the author

Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA. In 2011, she was named one of the National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35,' and in 2015 she was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing. She currently lives in Pearl River, New York, with her husband and their two sons. She is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and Ask Again, Yes.
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Additional Information

Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Aug 8, 2019
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781405943147
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / City Life
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Family Life / General
Fiction / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
Fiction / Friendship
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Urban
Fiction / Women
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This content is DRM protected.
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