Michael Joseph is offering reading groups the opportunity to apply to read and review this gripping and compassionate family drama set between neighbours in suburban New York published on 8 August 2019.
The publisher is looking for reading groups that are active on social media and can have a meeting in August.
Fans of Ann Patchett, Celeste Ng and Colm Toibin will love this debut novel.
About the book
Gillam, upstate New York: a town of ordinary, big-lawned suburban houses. The Gleesons have recently moved there and soon welcome the Stanhopes as their new neighbours. Lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend but Anne Stanhope – cold, elegant, unstable – wants to be left alone.
It’s up to their children – Lena’s youngest, Kate, and Anne’s only child, Peter – to find their way to one another. To form a friendship whose resilience and love will be almost broken by the fault line dividing both families, and by the terrible tragedy that will engulf them all. A tragedy whose true origins only become clear many years later . . .
A story of love and redemption, faith and forgiveness, 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. A story of how, if we’re lucky, the violence lurking beneath everyday life can be vanquished by the power of love.
Complete the survey to apply by 16 June.