Author(s): Mary Beth Keane
Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, 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.
"A beautiful novel, bursting at the seams with empathy" (Elle), Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting and "smartly told" (Entertainment Weekly) exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that 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 forty years. "Remarkable" (Booklist), heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes offers "profound insights about blame, forgiveness, and abiding love" (People). Kate and Peter's relationship, while haunted by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace.