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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
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Author
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Language
eng
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.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. "I devoured this astonishing tale of two families linked by chance, love, and tragedy. Mary Beth Keane gives us characters so complex and alive that I find myself still thinking of them days after turning the final page. A must-read."--J. Courtney Sullivan, author of Saints for All Occasions "Mary Beth Keane is at the height of her powers in this novel about the sacrifices we make when we choose to build a life with someone. In Ask Again, Yes Keane tells a story about the fragility of happiness, the violence lurking beneath everyday life, and, ultimately, the power of love. If you've ever loved someone beyond reason, you will love this wise, tender, and beautiful book."--Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints
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TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keane, Mary Beth
Dewey number
813/.6
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not applicable
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LC call number
PS3611.E165
LC item number
A92 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Read by Molly Pope
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Life change events
  • Forgiveness
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Families
  • Neighbors
  • FICTION / Family Life / General
  • FICTION / Coming of Age
  • FICTION / Literary
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Label
Ask again, yes : a novel, Mary Beth Keane
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digital storage
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online resource
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Content category
spoken word
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 54 min., 36 sec.))
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online
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Isbn
9781508286530
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  • (OCoLC)1102781499
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  • 3173550
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Label
Ask again, yes : a novel, Mary Beth Keane
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (12 hr., 54 min., 36 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508286530
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
4F21FD26-9AE9-48C1-9D58-7EC3A17CEC8D
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1102781499
  • on1102781499
  • 3173550
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