Ask, Again, Yes is a moving, quiet beautifully written family drama that explores love, forgiveness, friendship, tragedy and trauma that takes place over four decades. We see neighbors whose lives are intertwined when tragedy strikes and a violent act tears them apart.
Mary Beth Keane writes with compassion and I could feel the tenderness, generosity and grace she has given her characters. I was completely drawn into the lives of Peter and Kate who are both flawed by their childhood. I was fully invested in them over the years as they piece together their lives.
There are many things quietly written in the sentences here and secrets in the layers to the story. At times I felt like I was observing the story and left to find those secrets for myself instead of being shown the story and allowing me to feel what the characters are feeling. It left me so many questions as I was reading the story to pondered and so much I wanted to talk about.
The ending left me with too many questions with not enough closure with the many variables left opened for me to delve deep into the story with my own thoughts. However that is what makes this story an excellent choice for group reads to discuss the many variables to this story and I really enjoyed discussing this one with Kim Its All About the Thrill and a few of our Traveling Sisters. I highly recommend.
Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for my complimentary copy.
I can’t express how much I loved this book! It was a book that drew me in from the very first page. There has been quite a bit of hype surrounding this book and it fully deserves it. The story itself is just fascinating and unique. I have never read this author before and I absolutely loved her writing style. It flows so effortlessly that you really don’t want it to come to an end. For Kims’s full review