Ask Again, Yes could be said to be an absorbing twist on the Romeo and Juliet story. The basic premise is there—two feuding families (with good reason) not wanting their children to see each other, let alone become romantically involved. Wound into this is the American dream story that may or may not have gone awry.
The Other Americans by Pulitzer Prize finalist, Laila Lalami, gives us a fresh look at familiar stories. What separates it from others is how the suspicious death of a Moroccan immigrant reveals the fault lines of our culture through family, love, ingrained prejudice, and the problems parents create for their children.
Have you any idea how many books are published in a year? The number is staggering! In 2019, print book sales in the US alone was 675 million. And that's just print. It doesn't include audio or digital or global sales. How do you ever choose what to read? No worries! There is a world of suggestions, opinions, and influencing.