An evening with Anna Hope and Mary Beth Keane
3 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£8.00
Hannah, Cate and Lissa are young, vibrant and inseparable. Living on the edge of a common in East London, their shared world is ablaze with art and activism, romance and revelry – and the promise of everything to come. They are electric. They are the best of friends.
Ten years on, they are not where they hoped to be. Amidst flailing careers and faltering marriages, each hungers for what the others have. And each wrestles with the same question: what does it take to lead a meaningful life?
Anna Hope’s new novel is the most razor-sharp and heartbreaking novel you will read this year, EXPECTATION is about finding your way: as a woman, as a mother, a daughter, a wife and a rebel.
Continuing with strong female characters, Mary Beth Keane’s latest novel is a must read for our times, a gripping and compassionate drama of two families linked by chance, love and tragedy.
Gillam, upstate New York: a town of ordinary, big-lawned suburban houses. The Gleesons have recently moved there and soon welcome the Stanhopes as their new neighbours. Lonely Lena Gleeson wants a friend but Anne Stanhope – cold, elegant, unstable – wants to be left alone.
It’s left to their children to form a friendship whose resilience and love will be almost broken by the fault line dividing both families, and by the terrible tragedy that will engulf them all.
A story of love and redemption, faith and forgiveness, Ask Again, Yes reveals the way childhood memories change when viewed from the distance of adulthood – villains lose their menace, and those who appeared innocent seem less so. A story of how, if we’re lucky, the violence lurking beneath everyday life can be vanquished by the power of love.
These two novels are exquisitely written and will resonate with women everywhere, truly an event not to be missed!