Ask Again, Yes

by Mary Beth Keane

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    Fiction

    Paperback

    9781405943130

    Gillam, upstate New York.

    A town of ordinary, big-lawned suburban houses. The Gleesons have recently moved there and soon welcome the Stanhopes as their new neighbours. Lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend but Anne Stanhope – cold, elegant, unstable – wants to be left alone.

    It’s left to their children – Lena’s youngest, Kate, and Anne’s only child, Peter – to find their way to one another. To form a friendship whose resilience and love will be almost broken by the fault line dividing both families, and by the terrible tragedy that will engulf them all.

    A tragedy whose true origins only become clear many years later . . .

    A story of love and redemption, faith and forgiveness, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood – villains lose their menace, and those who appeared innocent seem less so.

    A story of how, if we’re lucky, the violence lurking beneath can be vanquished by the power of love.

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