"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 housesâ€”the loneliness of Francisâ€™s wife, Lena, and the instability of Brianâ€™s wife, Anneâ€”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 Lenaâ€™s daughter, Kate, and Brian and Anneâ€™s son, Peter. Luminous, heartbreaking, and redemptive, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthoodâ€”villains lose their menace and those who appeared innocent seem less so. Kate and Peterâ€™s love story, while tested by echoes from the past, is marked by tenderness, generosity, and grace."