Ask Again Yes

By Mary Beth Keane
  • Coming of age
  • Fiction
Ask Again, Yes is a story of two families The Gleeson's and The Stanhopes. Brought together by the New York Police Force and forever connected by a violent act. The novel meanders through the lives of the families and specifically focuses on the relationship between their children Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope. The reader is faced with the simple realities of every day life while also exploring complex family tragedies. Ask Again, Yes sheds light on how childhood memories often change overtime with the help from the harsh lens of adulthood. I left this book wondering how often those who we think are "the bad guy" are often the most misunderstood and what it means to be family.
This novel is a beautiful exploration on life and living with mental illness, love and forgiveness.
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