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Mary Beth Keane attended Barnard College and the University of Virginia, where she received an MFA. She was awarded a John S. Guggenheim fellowship for fiction writing, and has received citations from the National Book Foundation, PEN America, and the Hemingway Society. She is the author of The Walking People, Fever, and most recently, Ask Again, Yes, which was a New York Times Best Seller. Both Fever and Ask Again, Yes are in development to become limited television series.
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Explore the themes of friendship, tragedy, and forgiveness in this beautiful novel that follows two neighboring families in a suburban town over four decades. Through the eyes of Francis's daughter Kate and Brian's son Peter, delve into the power of love that can withstand even the most difficult circumstances. Ask Again, Yes is a deeply moving story of resilience, tenderness, and grace that will stay with you long after you turn the last page.
This New York Times Bestseller explores the power of forgiveness in the midst of family troubles. Francis and Brian, two rookie NYPD cops, deal with the secrets and pain in their marriages behind closed doors. Meanwhile, a lifelong friendship between their children is tested when a shocking event divides loyalties. Ask Again, Yes is a beautiful, heart-wrenching novel about the intimate struggles of marriage and the importance of forgiveness.
An Irish woman named Greta Cahill sets sail for America and builds a new life for herself, but when secrets from her past come to light, the worlds she's kept separate collide. The Walking People beautifully captures the range and power of this story of love, family, and sacrifice. A must-read for those who love old-fashioned novels.
This bold and intriguing novel is inspired by the true story of Typhoid Mary, the first person in America identified as a healthy carrier of Typhoid Fever. Mary is a brave and headstrong Irish immigrant who dreams of being a cook and fights to climb up the domestic-service ladder. However, after a medical engineer identifies her as a carrier of Typhoid Fever, Mary becomes a hunted woman and is forced into isolation. Bringing early-twentieth-century New York to life, Mary Beth Keane's ambitious retelling of a forgotten life is a fiercely compelling, dramatic, sympathetic, and unforgettable read.