Online: Author Mary Beth Keane in Conversation with Karen Dukess

Saturday, November 14, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm ET Online


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Meet bestselling author Mary Beth Keane, author of Ask Again, Yes, our pick for this year's One Book, One Community Read, and Karen Dukess, author of The Last Book Party.

Ask Again, Yes is a triumphant New York Times Bestseller, The Tonight Show Summer Reads Pick, and was named one of the best books of the year by People, Vogue, Parade, NPR, and Elle. A profoundly moving novel about two neighboring families in a suburban town, the friendship between their children, a tragedy that reverberates over four decades, and the power of forgiveness.

The Last Book Party lyrically evokes a bygone era with contemporary resonance. Poignant, unerringly wise, and delightfully funny, Dukess’s debut tells the universal coming-of-age story of finding our way and our voice, one misstep and one false note at a time.

Copies of both books are available at the library. The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville will be selling copies of Ask Again, Yes and The Last Book Party from its storefront and online -- phone (914) 769-8322. The Village Bookstore is located at 10 Washington Ave, Pleasantville, NY 10570.

More about the authors:

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 an instant New York Times bestseller. To date, translation rights to Ask Again, Yes have sold in twenty-one languages, with most translated editions forthcoming in 2020-21. Both Fever and Ask Again, Yes are in development to become limited television series.

With a background in newspaper and magazine journalism, Karen Dukess spent eight years as a speechwriter on gender equality at the United Nations Development Programme. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and lives in Pelham, New York.

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Contact: Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace


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