Ask Again, Yes

Ask Again, Yes A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, and the power of forgiveness.Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope are two NYPD rookies assigned to the same Bronx precinct in 1973 They aren t close friends on the job, but end up living next door to each other outside the city What goes on 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 stunning events to come.Ask Again, Yes by award winning author Mary Beth Keane, is a beautifully moving exploration of the friendship and love that blossoms between Francis s youngest daughter, Kate, and Brian s son, Peter, who are born six months apart In the spring of Kate and Peter s eighth grade year a violent event divides the neighbors, the Stanhopes are forced to move away, and the children are forbidden to have any further contact.But Kate and Peter find a way back to each other, and their relationship is tested by the echoes from their past Ask Again, Yes reveals how the events of childhood look different when reexamined from the distance of adulthood villains lose their menace, and those who appeared innocent seem less so Kate and Peter s love story is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace. Download Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane – petrasrobert.eu

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  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Ask Again, Yes
  • Mary Beth Keane
  • English
  • 27 December 2017
  • 1982106980

10 thoughts on “Ask Again, Yes

  1. 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 a...

  2. 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 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...

  3. says:

    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, pure and simple book club bait While IThe 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 impression on me, because it is truly difficult for a book that follows the same procedure and format as every other in its genre to attain a memorable status in my internal hard drive Yes, this book did follow that formula, remaining fairly predic...

  4. 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 ...

  5. says:

    4.25 Stars 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 Again, Yes This is one heck of an engrossing novel I truly felt for the characters of Peter and Kate The trials and tribulations of tw 4.25 Stars Ask Again, Yes is Literary Fiction at its best Thi...

  6. says:

    A beautifully crafted family drama that explores love, forgiveness and the ability to move on.Do you have the strength to move past a tragedy Come out the other side stronger Or will the crushing weight of it all define you, re shaping your life Francis and Lena Gleeson are raising their 3 daughters in a quiet neighborhood Frances is a police officer well respected by all A rising star in his department, he has truly found his calling.Brian Stanhope lives next door with his wife Anne and th A beautifully crafted family drama that explores love, forgiveness and the ability to move on.Do you have the strength to move past a tragedy Come out the other side stronger Or will the crushing weight of it all define you, re shaping your life Francis and Lena Gleeson are raising their 3 daughters in a quiet neighborhood Frances is a police officer well respected by all A rising s...

  7. says:

    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 the blurb you know 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 the blurb you know that this novel is about two neighboring families, both husbands are policemen who started out as rookies on the NYPD force The book is told from several points of view which I think greatly improved my understanding of how the individuals felt and acted.Francis Gleeson has had a great career, he is strong willed, intelligent, diligent and yet with his family he has an incredible soft touch He is the first to move to this new suburb, he, his wife and two daughters are ...

  8. says:

    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 situatio 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 course of their lives for decades to com...

  9. says:

    Oh my this bookthese characters.I loved this story The story starts out in the 1970 s, with two young New York police officers partners, for awhile who end up living next door to each other in a suburban neighborhood.As their family s are growing, a tragedy occurs that changes all their lives, and keeps them entwined forever.Mental illness, alcoholism, estrangements, and most of...

  10. says:

    For a short time they were partners, Francis and Brian, two cops from the same precinct Then they moved their families to the same neighborhood, across the street from each other Brian s only son and Francis s youngest daughter grow up best friends Then something terrible happens that will divide these two family s for decades.Domestic fiction can be tricky to write, to find the right tone This novel got it pretty neat to right Although many dramatic occurrences happen, the tone is not over For a short time they were partners, Francis and Brian, two cops from the same precinct Then they moved their families to the same neighborhood, across the street from each other Brian s only son and Francis s youngest daughter grow up best friends Then something terrible happens that will divide these two family s for decades.Domestic fiction can be tricky to write, to find the right tone This novel got it pretty neat to right Although many dramatic occurrences happen, the tone is not overly dramatic, in fact at times I felt it was rather cool I prefer it that way When I read a book that is overly dramatic in it s telling, I always compare it to a soap opera I don t watch them and I certainly don t want to read them The way this was told, the story itself seemed very realistic This could happen and may have, somewhere.It deals with some important issues as well Alcoholism and it s effect on a family, mental illness and the lack of options in the seventie...

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