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107: Mary Beth Keane's ASK AGAIN, YES - I Had to Open Another Tin of Book Darts

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

In this Unabridged Book Club (#unabridgedpodbookclub) episode, we discuss Mary Beth Keane's Ask Again, Yes, the amazing multigenerational novel examining two families in a planned community. We make connections to Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere, John Boyne’s The Heart's Invisible Furies, and Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House, and we thoroughly discuss the intricacies of relationships over time and through generations as they are explored in the novel.


Introduction - 00:00 - 01:35

General Discussion - 01:36- 39:48

Our Pairings - 39:50 - 46:15

Classroom Connections - 46:16 - 49:52

Our Pairings

Ashley's pick - Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere

Sara's pick - John Boyne’s The Heart's Invisible Furies

Jen's pick - Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House

Classroom Connections and Other Mentions

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Children's author Kate DiCamillo on the What Should I Read Next? podcast (episode 213)

Give Me One - Favorite Mixed Drink

Sara - Amaretto Sour or Mimosa

Ashley - Negroni

Jen - Margarita

Interested in what else we're reading? Check out our Featured Books page.


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