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The Resource Ask again, yes : a novel, Mary Beth Keane

Ask again, yes : a novel, Mary Beth Keane

Label
Ask again, yes : a novel
Title
Ask again, yes
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mary Beth Keane
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- Provided by publisher
Member of
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
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776376
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keane, Mary Beth
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3611.E165
LC item number
A92 2019
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Forgiveness
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Irish Americans
  • Police
  • Neighbors
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Families
  • Neighbors
Target audience
adult
Label
Ask again, yes : a novel, Mary Beth Keane
Instantiates
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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781982106980
Lccn
2018037021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048660179
  • (OCoLC)1048660179
Label
Ask again, yes : a novel, 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
390 pages
Isbn
9781982106980
Lccn
2018037021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1048660179
  • (OCoLC)1048660179

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