Reviews

  • Stunning! An absolutely brilliant, gorgeously-written novel by a fearless writer. Ask Again, Yes is both haunting and hopeful, like life itself. It's the consummate epic family story, one I can't stop thinking and talking about. A must-read for our time

    Lisa Taddeo, author of Three Women
  • The new Little Fires Everywhere . . . Exploring mental health, grief, forgiveness and love, this conjures up the work of Celeste Ng and Anne Tyler - and we can't give higher praise than that. The perfect summer read

    Stylist
  • A wonderful novel about a lifetime of love . . . Focusing on a small cast over several decades allows Keane to explore universal themes: marriage, family, betrayal and forgiveness. Above all, what is a good life well lived?

    Daily Mail
  • One of the most exceptional novels of the summer . . . Has the makings of a future classic. Keane's prose is spare and elegant and she writes about mental illness and alcholism with compassion. It's a remarkable achievement

    Sunday Express
  • I absolutely adored Ask Again, Yes. I was only a few chapters in when I knew Mary Beth Keane was about to become one of my favourite authors. I'll read everything she writes

    Liane Moriarty
  • A pleasantly accessible novel that will be popular with book clubs . . . Keane is a nuanced observer

    The Sunday Times
  • A novel of great compassion and understanding . . . rich with story

    John Boyne, Irish Times
  • Powerful and moving . . . Mary Beth Keane is a writer of extraordinary depth, feeling and wit. Readers will love this book, as I did

    Meg Wolitzer, bestselling author of The Female Persuasion
  • One of the most exceptional novels of the summer . . . Has the makings of a future classic

    Daily Mirror
  • Leaves one shaking one's head in frank admiration. A triumph

    Matthew Thomas, bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves