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Books and Brews Book Discussion: Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane

Join us online on Zoom for our January discussion!

Stubborn Beauty Brewing at 180 Johnson St, Middletown, CT currently has online ordering and curbside pick-up. Order to go and enjoy at home during the discussion! 

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The January title is Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. Copies available for curbside pick-up or E-copies are available at www.russelllibrary.org.

A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the bond between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, the daily intimacies of marriage, and the power of forgiveness.

Francis Gleeson and Brian Stanhope, two rookie cops in the NYPD, live next door to each other outside the city. 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.

Ask Again, Yes is a deeply affecting exploration of the lifelong friendship and love that blossoms between Francis and Lena’s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anne’s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, 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. Kate and Peter’s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace. 

Questions? E-mail Christy Billings at cbillings@russelllibrary.org

Sponsored by the Friends of Russell Library.

Date:
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Time:
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Online
Categories:
  Book Group  
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