On-site: Morning Book Club
October 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTFree
Come by the library and have a book discussion in this community-led group. This month we are discussing Ask Again, Yes by Mary Beth Keane. Copies of the title will be available at the Lower Level Welcome desk as of Monday, September 6. All are welcome- please finish the book ahead of the meeting.
You must register below to reserve your spot as we have limited space. This group will meet outside in the Library Courtyard. In the case of bad weather, the program will meet in the library’s Lower Level Program Room. Masks are required for indoor programs.
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.