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The Resource Ask again, yes, Mary Beth Keane

Ask again, yes, Mary Beth Keane

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Ask again, yes
Title
Ask again, yes
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Mary Beth Keane
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "A family saga about two Irish American families in a New York suburb, the love between two of their children, and the tragedies that threaten to tear them apart and destroy their futures"--Provided by publisher
  • 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
Summary
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
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Character
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10776376
Cataloging source
YDX
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Keane, Mary Beth
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Irish Americans
  • Police
  • Life change events
  • Forgiveness
  • Neighbors
  • Family secrets
  • Tragedy
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Ask again, yes, Mary Beth Keane
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065330747
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241410912
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085784543
Label
Ask again, yes, Mary Beth Keane
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065330747
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
390 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780241410912
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1085784543

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