The triumphant New York Times Bestseller * The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick *
Named one of the best books of the year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle
"One of the most unpretentiously profound books I've read in a long time...modestly magnificent." —Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air
How much can a family forgive? Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, rookie NYPD cops, are neighbors in the suburbs. What happens 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 explosive events to come.
In Mary Beth Keane's extraordinary novel, a lifelong friendship and love blossoms between Kate Gleeson and Peter Stanhope, born six months apart. One shocking night their loyalties are divided, and their bond will be tested again and again over the next thirty years. Heartbreaking and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness.