Virtual Evening Book Club: “Ask Again, Yes”

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
7:00 pm

It’s back!
Our popular Evening Book Club had to go on hiatus during the pandemic, and even though the Library is not open for in-person programming yet, we’ve brought the book club online. Our next meetup will be at 7pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, featuring “Ask Again, Yes” by Mary Beth Keane. Named one of the best books of the year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle, “Ask Again, Yes” is a gorgeous and generous portrait of the daily intimacies of marriage and the power of forgiveness.
How do you attend online, you may ask? We are switching things up and using Zoom for this meeting, which can be used via telephone or through the Zoom app, which you can download from their website or from your preferred devices App store.To attend this book club, please email, and include in your email your full name and town of residence to receive the access code and link to the meeting. If you have difficulty downloading the app, you can email our reference desk for help at
To learn more about the book, check out our featured “Book Talk” on our library’s YouTube channel:



Praise from other authors:
“This is one beautiful book. I was wowed by Keane’s writing and narrative skill – and by what she knows about trouble.” – Stephen King

“Mary Beth Keane takes on one of the most difficult problems in fiction – how to write about human decency. In “Ask Again, Yes,” Keane creates a layered emotional truth that makes a compelling case for compassion over blame, understanding over grudge, and the resilience of hearts that can accept the contradictions of love.” – Louise Erdrich

“’Ask Again, Yes’ is a powerful and moving novel of family, trauma, and the defining moments in people’s lives. Mary Beth Keane is a writer of extraordinary depth, feeling, and wit. Readers will love this book, as I did.” – Meg Wolitzer