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Ask again, yes : a novel / Mary Beth Keane.

Keane, Mary Beth, (author.).


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. 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. 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781982106980
  • ISBN: 1982106980
  • ISBN: 9781982106997
  • ISBN: 1982106999
  • Physical Description: 390 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019.
Subject: Life change events > Fiction.
Forgiveness > Fiction.
Children of the mentally ill > Fiction.
Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Irish American families > Fiction.
Police > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Neighbors > New York (State) > New York > Fiction.
Nineteen seventies > Fiction.
New York (N.Y.) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Fiction.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Family Life / General.
FICTION / Coming of Age.
Irish Americans.
Life change events.
Man-woman relationships.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Domestic fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


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