Edward Hopper is one of my favorite artists, so this is a very exciting short story anthology. Stephen King, Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly, Joyce Carol Oates, Craig Ferguson, and other authors wrote stories based on individual Hopper paintings. Needless to say it’s extremely entertaining and well written.
Natasha Yoon’s beautifully written novel, The Sun is Also a Star, is a modern star-crossed love story.
Yoon’s Romeo & Juliet protagonists are a Korean-American boy, Daniel, and a Jamaican-American girl, Natasha, who meet and fall in love in NYC on the day her undocumented immigrant family us scheduled to be deported.
Their irresistable and incredibly moving romance-against-the-odds (and their families) is told in a unique spin on the split narrative. Most chapters are told in either Daniel’s or Natasha’s voice, with intermittent chapters delving into characters they meet and are affected by during the novel’s very romantic and dramatic day.
I highly recommend this exquisitely engaging book, especially to fans of Eleanor & Park or Before Sunrise.