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 “This is one beautiful book.
Author: Mary Beth Keane
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 “This is one beautiful book. I was wowed by Keane’s writing and narrative skill—and by what she knows about trouble.” —Stephen King 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.
To Ask Again, Yes by Carolyn Thornton released on Apr 24, 1987 is available now for purchase.
Author: Carolyn Thornton
A profoundly moving, compassionate story of self-discovery, The Walking People is a powerful and compelling story about our connection to the past. ______ 'Keane's previous novel Ask Again, Yes, was on my best Books of 2019, and this is ...
Author: Mary Beth Keane
Publisher: Penguin UK
PRE-ORDER THE POWERFUL AND MOVING NOVEL FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ASK AGAIN, YES 'A novel of great compassion and understanding . . . rich with story' JOHN BOYNE on Ask Again, Yes 'The characters are so well drawn and out of the ordinary that I was quickly drawn into their story and didn't want it to end' Netgalley Reader Review, ***** 'A fearless writer' LISA TADDEO 'A gorgeous nostalgic family drama with real characters. Loved it' Netgalley Reader Review, ***** Rural Ireland, the 1960s, and Greta Cahill must abandon her deserted village to follow her fearless sister Johanna onto a ship bound for America. It's here in New York that she steps out of her sister's shadow and in to a life of her own, rich with love, work and family. As the years pass Greta longs to revisit the past - to see her mother, to show her what she has made of herself - but she must protect a family secret, decades old. So when her children conspire to unite the worlds she's kept so carefully apart, Greta fears she could lose it all... A profoundly moving, compassionate story of self-discovery, The Walking People has remarkable range and power. Praise for Mary Beth Keane: 'I'll read everything she writes' Liane Moriarty, author of Big Little Lies 'A writer of extraordinary depth, feeling and wit' Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion 'Immersive and deeply moving' Anna Hope, author of Expectation 'It's an absolute stunner, an ode to family and forgiveness that has been crafted with compassion and insight' Sara Collins, author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton
Mary Beth Keane has written a spectacularly bold and intriguing novel about the woman known as “Typhoid Mary,” the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever.
Author: Mary Beth Keane
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The “infectiously readable” (Vanity Fair) novel about the woman known as “Typhoid Mary,” who becomes, “in Keane’s assured hands…a sympathetic, complex, and even inspiring character” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Mary Beth Keane has written a spectacularly bold and intriguing novel about the woman known as “Typhoid Mary,” the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever. On the eve of the twentieth century, Mary Mallon emigrated from Ireland at age fifteen to make her way in New York City. Brave, headstrong, and dreaming of being a cook, she fought to climb up from the lowest rung of the domestic-service ladder. Canny and enterprising, she worked her way to the kitchen, and discovered in herself the true talent of a chef. Sought after by New York aristocracy, and with an independence rare for a woman of the time, she seemed to have achieved the life she’d aimed for when she arrived in Castle Garden. Then one determined “medical engineer” noticed that she left a trail of disease wherever she cooked, and identified her as an “asymptomatic carrier” of Typhoid Fever. With this seemingly preposterous theory, he made Mallon a hunted woman. The Department of Health sent Mallon to North Brother Island, where she was kept in isolation from 1907 to 1910, then released under the condition that she never work as a cook again. Yet for Mary—proud of her former status and passionate about cooking—the alternatives were abhorrent. She defied the edict. Bringing early-twentieth-century New York alive—the neighborhoods, the bars, the park carved out of upper Manhattan, the boat traffic, the mansions and sweatshops and emerging skyscrapers—Fever is an ambitious retelling of a forgotten life. In the imagination of Mary Beth Keane, Mary Mallon becomes a fiercely compelling, dramatic, vexing, sympathetic, uncompromising, and unforgettable heroine.
No one rises again . All are in a state of expectation that the pastor is about to
reply . They have surely stung him into recrimination . He rises . Hardly a breath
is drawn . “ Is that all , may I ask again ? ” “ Yes , sir , " from Mr. Johnson . “ Then
Author: Reuen Thomas
Category: American fiction
... can buy the cleansing of Jordan waters . " This was the idea of the grand , old
man he would take back to his people , of Elisha and of ... But does he give ? they
ask again . Yes , we answer ; he contributes . But how much ? tell us how much ...
Author: Monday Club
Category: Sermons, American
Last summer in Nice I read Ulysses again , first in French , then in English , pencil
in hand , counting the oui ' s and then ... yes : " I asked him with my eyes to ask
again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes " ( U , 704 ) , and so on .
Author: Bernard Benstock
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
-Yes . I will ask you , do you know of your own know3511. Are there any of the
elected guardians ledge that labourers are ... Do you mean five miles there and
back -Precisely so . again ? -Yes . 3514. Therefore , there are only 21 elected
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Heartfelt and enthralling, All the Children Are Home is a moving testament to the enduring power of love in the face of devastating loss.
Author: Patry Francis
A sweeping saga in the vein of Ask Again, Yes following a foster family through almost a decade of dazzling triumph and wrenching heartbreak—from the author of The Orphans at Race Point. Set in the late 1950s through 1960s in a small town in Massachusetts, All the Children Are Home follows the Moscatelli family—Dahlia and Louie, foster parents, and their long-term foster children Jimmy, Zaidie, and Jon—and the irrevocable changes in their lives when a six-year-old indigenous girl, Agnes, comes to live with them. When Dahlia decided to become a foster mother, she had a few caveats: no howling newborns, no delinquents, and above all, no girls. A harrowing incident years before left her a virtual prisoner in her own home, forever wary of the heartbreak and limitation of a girl’s life. Eleven years after they began fostering, Dahlia and Louie consider their family complete, but when the social worker begs them to take a young girl who has been horrifically abused and neglected, they can’t say no. Six-year-old Agnes Juniper arrives with no knowledge of her Native American heritage or herself beyond a box of trinkets given to her by her mother and dreamlike memories of her sister. As the years pass and outside forces threaten to tear them apart, the children, now young adults, must find the courage and resilience to save themselves and each other. Heartfelt and enthralling, All the Children Are Home is a moving testament to the enduring power of love in the face of devastating loss.
'I was making a list of all the people I wanted to send it to, until I realised that I wanted to send it to everyone I know' Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House 'Jaw-droppingly funny, this is the kind of novel you will want to press ...
Author: Meg Mason
Publisher: Hachette UK
'A brilliantly faceted and extremely funny book that engulfed me in the way I am always hoping to be engulfed by novels. I was making a list of all the people I wanted to send it to, until I realised that I wanted to send it to everyone I know' Ann Patchett 'A sharply observed, darkly hilarious and merciless portrait of a thoroughly messed-up family. Patrick Melrose meets Fleabag. Brilliant' Clare Chambers Everyone tells Martha Friel she is clever and beautiful, a brilliant writer who has been loved every day of her adult life by one man, her husband Patrick. A gift - her mother once said - not everybody gets. So why is everything broken? Why is Martha - on the edge of 40 - friendless, practically jobless and so often sad? And why did Patrick decide to leave? Maybe she is just too sensitive, someone who finds it harder to be alive than most people. Or maybe - as she has long believed - there is something wrong with her. Something that broke when a little bomb went off in her brain, at 17, and left her changed in a way that no doctor or therapist has ever been able to explain. Forced to return to her childhood home to live with her dysfunctional, bohemian parents (but without the help of her devoted, foul-mouthed sister Ingrid), Martha has one last chance to find out whether a life is ever too broken to fix - or whether, maybe, by starting over, she will get to write a better ending for herself.
"The story of true innocents caught up in the machinery of war.
Author: Caroline Lea
Publisher: Harper Perennial
"The story of true innocents caught up in the machinery of war. Exquisitely researched, beautifully told, this tiny corner of Scotland came alive for me in all of my senses and I found myself rooting for the central characters with all my heart." --Mary Beth Keane, author of Ask Again, Yes In the dark days of World War II, an unlikely romance blossoms between a Scottish woman and an Italian prisoner of war in this haunting novel with the emotional complexity of The Boat Runner and All the Light We Cannot See--a powerful and atmospheric story of love, jealousy, and conscience that illuminates the beauty of the human spirit from the author of The Glass Woman. In the wake of the Allies' victory in North Africa, 500 Italian soldiers have been sent to a remote island off the Scottish coast to wait out the war in a newly constructed prison camp. Their arrival has divided the island's community. Nerves frayed from three years of war and the constant threat of invasion, many locals fear the enemy prisoners and do not want them here. Where their neighbors see bloodthirsty enemies, however, orphaned sisters Dorothy and Constance see sick and wounded men unused to the freezing cold of an Orkney winter, and volunteer to nurse them. While doing so Dorothy finds herself immediately drawn to Cesare, a young man broken by the horrors of battle. To remind themselves of the homeland they yearn for, the prisoners--among them bricklayers, carpenters, metal workers, and artists--begin to build a chapel, turning debris and rubble into an exquisite monument to hope. The creation of something pure and holy in the middle of war captivates the islanders, and temporarily blurs the line between ally and enemy. But as the war drags on, tensions between the islanders and the outsiders deepen, threatening the bond Dorothy and Constance share. Since the loss of their parents, the sisters have relied on each other. Now, their loyalty will be tested, each forced to weigh duty against desire . . . until, one fateful evening, a choice must be made, one that that will have devastating consequences.
In the vein of Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes and Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney's The Nest, Tracey Lange’s We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame—and the redemptive power of love—in an Irish Catholic family torn apart ...
Author: Tracey Lange
Publisher: Celadon Books
In the vein of Mary Beth Keane’s Ask Again, Yes, Tracey Lange’s We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame—and the redemptive power of love—in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets...
Again , “ yes ” hovers between meaningful affirmation and meaningless
connective , rising to a crescendo : " then I asked him with my eyes to ask again
yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I
put my ...
Author: Ken Frieden
Category: English literature
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Category: IBM microcomputers
Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian
girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall
and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to
Author: Edward De Grazia
... the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me
under the Moorishi wall and I thought well and as well his as another and then I
asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to
say yes ...
... to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain
flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew down to me so he could
feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said
yes I ...
Author: Thierry Hentsch
Publisher: Talonbooks Limited
Category: Literary Criticism
The second volume in Hentsch’s epic survey of the formative texts of the Western narrative tradition.
Ulysses I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes
to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain
flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he
Author: John Bartlett
Publisher: Hachette UK
More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.
As love is built and lost, and the past never too far behind, What's Mine and Yours is an expansive, vibrant tapestry that moves between the years, from the foothills of North Carolina, to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Paris.
Author: Naima Coster
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! An instant New York Times bestseller! "A once-every-few-years reading experience."—Mary Beth Keane, New York Times bestselling author of Ask Again, Yes "Coster portrays her characters’ worlds with startling vitality. As the children fall in lust and love, grapple with angst and battle the tides of New South politics, Coster’s writing shines"—New York Times Book Review From the author of Halsey Street, a sweeping novel of legacy, identity, the American family—and the ways that race affects even our most intimate relationships. A community in the Piedmont of North Carolina rises in outrage as a county initiative draws students from the largely Black east side of town into predominantly white high schools on the west. For two students, Gee and Noelle, the integration sets off a chain of events that will tie their two families together in unexpected ways over the next twenty years. On one side of the integration debate is Jade, Gee's steely, ambitious mother. In the aftermath of a harrowing loss, she is determined to give her son the tools he'll need to survive in America as a sensitive, anxious, young Black man. On the other side is Noelle's headstrong mother, Lacey May, a white woman who refuses to see her half-Latina daughters as anything but white. She strives to protect them as she couldn't protect herself from the influence of their charming but unreliable father, Robbie. When Gee and Noelle join the school play meant to bridge the divide between new and old students, their paths collide, and their two seemingly disconnected families begin to form deeply knotted, messy ties that will shape the trajectory of their adult lives. And their mothers—each determined to see her child inherit a better life—will make choices that will haunt them for decades to come. As love is built and lost, and the past never too far behind, What's Mine and Yours is an expansive, vibrant tapestry that moves between the years, from the foothills of North Carolina, to Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Paris. It explores the unique organism that is every family: what breaks them apart and how they come back together.
Dan would call me every evening and ask me about my day . I would obligingly ...
Yes , yes , go on , ” he would say . And so I would continue until once again I
would be stopped by his seeming lack of response . “ Are you still listening ?
Author: Sandra Susan Friedman
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Category: Family & Relationships
Describes how the physical, psychological, and social changes of adolescence cause girls to develop a poor body image, and provides advice for parents and other adults on helping girls maintain their health and self-esteem.