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In 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the battle cshed in on them. Their people has moved and escaped for thousands of years- across oceans, deserts, and also mountains-yet now, it seems, there is nowright here else to go. Danger is impending in eextremely direction, yet the area of imagination and also belief is unlimited. At the suggestion of an eleven-year-old girl and a mysterious stranger who has actually waburned up on the riverbank, the villagers decide to recreate the world: deny any kind of connection via the recognized and start over from scratch. Destiny is uncreated. Time and history are forgained. Jobs, husbands, a child, are reassigned. And for years, tbelow is boundmuch less hope. But the real civilization continues to unfold alongside the imagined one, ultimately overtaking it, and also shortly our narrator-the girl, grvery own into a young mother-need to flee her village, move from one people to the following, to uncover her husband and also conserve her youngsters, and also propel them towards a real and also hopeful future. A beguiling, imaginative, motivating story around the bigness of being alive as an individual, as a member of a people, and also as a participant in history, No One Is Here Except All Of Us explores exactly how we usage storyinforming to survive and form our very own truths. It marks the arrival of a major brand-new literary talent.
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Ramona Ausubel
 is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of The golden state, Irvine. She is the writer of Awayland also, Sons and also Daughters of Ease and also Plenty, and No One Is Here Except All of Us. Her occupational has actually been publiburned in The New Yorker, One Story, The Paris Rewatch Daily, Best Amerihave the right to Fantasy, and also in other places, and has received one-of-a-kind mentions in The Best Amerihave the right to Brief Stories and The Best American Nonforced Reading. She has been longlisted for The Frank O"Connor Brief Story Prize, and also a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions award and the Pushcart Prize.

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A unique work-related of the imagination, an original gift, dark and light, and Ramona Ausubel colors it all through a glowing wisdom. (Ron Carlson, writer of Five Skies)


In her strange and lovely debut novel, Ramona Ausubel tells (slyly, sideways) of the horrors of war: A Romanian Jewish area desires up a cumulative delusion around the world they live in. Rather than resist or run from events too insane to be genuine, they construct a fancy game of make-think which works, until it doesn"t. I was unsettled and moved by this tale of the humale imagination—its pressure, its faiattract and its rejuvenation. (Danzy Senna, author of You are Free)


A wise, compassionate book that also in its darkest transforms uplifts. (Christine Schutt, writer of Florida and also All Souls)


Here is a civilization produced out of the a lot of curious and beautiful remnants of our own: opera, suitinstances, letters, rivers, daughters, strangers and also shovels. Ramona Ausubel cracks open the exceptionally idea of a book and also fills its shell through a thing glimmering, thrilling and brand-new. (Samantha Hunt, author on The Invention of Everything Else)


Beauticompletely created and alive in story, fascinating characters, and location. You can not aid however compare Ausubel"s book through Marquez, via her excellent vision of background and also invention, the little village dreaming the huge human being, but she is her own new fresh voice. (Brad Watchild, author of The Heaven of Mercury)


“Fantastical and also ambitious . . . infused through faith in the power of storyinforming . . . Light and tenderness persevere—in a shining moon, in a candle still aglow, in a mother’s adopt of her kid.”—The New York Times Book Review"An absorbing and also unpredictable novel that manperiods to incorporate a vast geographical and also emotional range. . . . Ausubel"s original voice combines fresh, clear observation and Old testament grandeur."—The New Yorker“Debut novelist Ausubel casts a vibrant, dreamprefer spell in this tale of a remote Romanian Village whose citizens try to save themselves from the Holocaust by reinventing their own background.”—Marie Claire“Romanian Jews in 1939 reinvent their very own reality in this inspiring novel around the power of neighborhood and also creativity.”—O, the Oprah Magazine“Ramona Ausubel’s dehowever, No One Is Here Except All of Us captures the magical group-think of a Romanian village that retreats right into an imaginary reality at the outbreak of battle.”—Vogue"No One Is Here Except All of Us includes so many kind of achingly beautiful passages, it"s as if language itself is continually striving to be a refuge. . . . If a book deserve to be said to have actually a consciousness, the consciousness right here is infinitely tender and soulful, magical and true. It"s the sort of God we wish for.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Ramona Ausubel"s first novel, "No One Is Here Except All of Us," is a poetic fable about a component of history after which some human being say poeattempt is an obscenity… Ausubel"s fable-prefer tone is effective in developing a sensation of tale and also dream. For conveying the full horror of the occasions surrounding the Holocaust, it is much less so, however this isn"t what she"s trying to carry out. Instead, she is comfortable reshaping, in a safe time and also location, stories that were handed to her, utilizing her rhetorical and also narrative ability to develop something that have the right to be brought without cutting the one that carries it.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune“In her debut novel, No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel breaks new ground, with a distinct pclimbed style that weaves a timeless immigrant tale into a human being of desires. The tvery own of Zalischick and its citizens re-compose their very own story, filling it via magic, hope, and also a determination in the face of destruction to uncover brand-new ways to start.”—Hannah Tinti, writer of The Good Thief"Here is a human being created out of the many curious and beautiful remnants of our own: opera, suitcases, letters, rivers, daughters, strangers and also shovels. Ramona Ausubel cracks open up the very concept of a book and fills its shell with a thing glimmering, thrilling and also new.”—Samantha Hunt, author on The Invention of Everything Else “A distinct work of the imagination, an original gift, dark and also light, and also Ramona Ausubel colors it all through a glowing wisdom.”—Ron Carlchild, writer of Five Skies “Beautifully composed and alive in story, fascinating personalities, and also place. You can"t aid but compare Ausubel"s book with Marquez, through her fantastic vision of history and also invention, the small village dreaming the vast civilization, but she is her own brand-new fresh voice.”—Brad Watkid, writer of The Heaven of Mercury“A wise, compassionate book that even in its darkest turns uplifts.”—Christine Schutt, writer of Florida and also All Souls


In her debut novel, No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel breaks new ground, through a distinctive prose style that weaves a classical immiprovide tale into a world of desires. The tvery own of Zalischick and also its citizens re-compose their own story, filling it with magic, hope, and also a determicountry in the challenge of damage to discover new ways to begin. (Hannah Tinti, writer of The Good Thief)


Reading Group Guide

INTRODUCTIONIn 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the battle cshed in on them. Their people has actually moved and also escaped for thousands of years- throughout seas, deserts, and also mountains-yet now, it appears, there is nowhere else to go. Danger is imminent in every direction, yet the area of imagination and also belief is unlimited. At the pointer of an eleven-year-old girl and a mysterious stranger that has washed up on the riverbank, the villagers decide to redevelop the world: deny any kind of relationship with the recognized and begin over from scratch. Destiny is uncreated. Time and also history are forgotten. Jobs, husbands, a son, are reassigned. And for years, tright here is boundmuch less hope. But the genuine civilization proceeds to unfold alongside the imagined one, inevitably overtaking it, and soon our narrator-the girl, grown right into a young mother-must flee her village, move from one human being to the next, to uncover her husband and also save her children, and also propel them towards a genuine and also hopeful future. A beguiling, imaginative, motivating story around the bigness of being alive as an individual, as a member of a tribe, and as a participant in history, No One Is Here Except All Of Us explores exactly how we usage storytelling to endure and form our very own truths. It marks the arrival of a significant brand-new literary talent. 

ABOUT RAMONA AUSUBEL

Ramona Ausubel has actually been publiburned in The New Yorker, One Story, The Paris Resee Daily, The Best American Fantasty and also somewhere else and has received distinct mentions in The Best American Short Stories, The Best Amerihave the right to Nonrequired Reading, and also was a finalist for the Puschcart Prize. She is a recipient of the Glenn Schaeffer Award in Fiction and a graduate of the MFA program at the College of California, Irvine.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONSIn the opening of the novel , Lena tells Chaya in her letter , &ldquoMaybe , once the human being began , whatever had actually been clean and also pure.&rdquo When the villagers start their civilization over , does the civilization start &ldquoclean and pure ,&rdquo or are the seeds of its damage developed into its founding?When the villagers begin their people over , they begin through storytelling. What importance does storyinforming have for the novel? What is its power? How does each of the characters employ storytelling? What execute these offers tell you about each characterOne of the bonds that is the the majority of transient in the novel is that in between parent and child. How does the author depict this bond? Consider the situations in which children are moved in the novel: were the paleas right to let their youngsters be adopted by others? What carry out you think about the motivations of the adoptive parents?What is the stranger’s function in the re-development of the world? Could the villagers have done it without her? Why does she decide to assist defend the village from the external world? What eventually provides her permit it back in?Igor is the only character that is recorded , yet his imprisonment ends up ensuring his security , while the characters who reprimary &ldquofree&rdquo need to fight for their very own survival. What does this say around the concept of freedom? In this novel , is personal option a gift or a burden , or both?With the redevelopment of the people , time is upfinished. Lena is made to thrive up at an inexplicable rate. Does she really age faster? Do you think she and the other villagers realize the fact but permit Hersh and also Kayla to think their own story? What about as soon as Lena gets married and bears a child—has the story about her aging process had actually a real and also actual effect?How does Lena know what happens to the various other characters? Given the role that creativity and also storyinforming play in the novel , does it matter whether Lena has actually exterior information? Would that make her version any kind of even more or less true?Many type of unfair points happen to Lena throughout the course of the book-her parents’ providing her amethod , her shedding her sons , and so on. How does she cope? Does she forgive the other characters? What duty does forgiveness play in the novel?What carry out you think the title No One is Here Except All of Us means?At the end of the book , Lena writes to Chaya , &ldquoSomeday , your kids will certainly ask what occurred , and you will tell a brand-new version , and also in this method , the story will store living. Truth is not in facts. The reality is in the informing.&rdquo What does Lena suppose by this? Is tright here a difference in between reality and also accuracy?

Editorial Reviews

Fantastical and ambitious . . . infsupplied through confidence in the power of storyinforming . . . Light and also tenderness persevere—in a shining moon, in a candle still aglow, in a mother’s take on of her child.”—The New York Times Book Review"An taking in and unpredictable novel that manperiods to encompass a vast geographical and emotional variety. . . . Ausubel"s original voice combines fresh, clear monitoring and also Old testament grandeur."—The New Yorker“Dehowever novelist Ausubel casts a vibrant, dreamchoose spell in this tale of a remote Romanian Village whose citizens try to save themselves from the Holocaust by reinventing their own background.”—Marie Claire “Romanian Jews in 1939 redevelop their own truth in this inspiring novel about the power of area and also creativity.”—O, the Oprah Magazine “Ramona Ausubel’s deyet, No One Is Here Except All of Us captures the magical group-think of a Romanian village that retreats right into an imaginary fact at the outbreak of battle.”—Vogue"No One Is Here Except All of Us includes so many kind of achingly beautiful passeras, it"s as if language itself is continually striving to be a refuge. . . . If a book can be said to have a consciousness, the consciousness here is infinitely tender and soulful, magical and true. It"s the type of God we wish for.”—San Francisco Chronicle“Ramona Ausubel"s first novel, "No One Is Here Except All of Us," is a poetic fable about a part of background after which some civilization say poeattempt is an obscenity… Ausubel"s fable-favor tone is efficient in producing a sensation of tale and also dream. For conveying the complete horror of the events bordering the Holocaust, it is much less so, yet this isn"t what she"s trying to carry out. Instead, she is comfortable reshaping, in a safe time and also location, stories that were handed to her, utilizing her rhetorical and narrative ability to develop something that can be brought without cutting the one who carries it.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “In her debut novel, No One Is Here Except All of Us, Ramona Ausubel breaks brand-new ground, through a distinctive pincreased style that weaves a classic immiprovide tale into a people of desires. The tvery own of Zalischick and its citizens re-create their own story, filling it with magic, hope, and a determination in the confront of damage to discover new ways to start.”—Hannah Tinti, author of The Good Thief "Here is a world produced out of the many curious and beautiful remnants of our own: opera, suitsituations, letters, rivers, daughters, strangers and shovels. Ramona Ausubel cracks open the very idea of a book and fills its shell via a point glimmering, thrilling and new.”—Samantha Hunt, author on The Invention of Everything Else“A distinct work of the creativity, an original gift, dark and light, and Ramona Ausubel colors it all through a glowing wisdom.”—Ron Carlson, author of Five Skies“Beautifully composed and alive in story, fascinating personalities, and area.  You can"t help however compare Ausubel"s book via Marquez, through her excellent vision of history and also invention, the tiny village dreaming the vast world, yet she is her very own brand-new fresh voice.”—Brad Watson, writer of The Heaven of Mercury“A wise, compassionate book that even in its darkest turns uplifts.”—Christine Schutt, writer of Florida and All Souls

From the Publisher

Ausubel’s dehowever novel around survival and also storytelling starts in 1939 as nine Jewish family members that comprise the northern Romanian village of Zalischik decide—as battle threa10s to consume every one of Europe—to “start over” by redealing with into an imaginary, alternative history and remaking their world. Aided by a mysterious pogrom survivor who appears in their village, these households redesign themselves, reassigning relationships, occupations, also periods, believing against reason that this new version of occasions will save them safe, for, they hope, “this people is about hope even more than occasions.” At the center of the initiative and the novel is Lena, the 11-year-old daughter of the village cabbage farmer, who should maintain the threview of narrative even as she is embraced by her aunt and uncle, married to the banker’s unlucky kid, Igor, and becomes a mother. When the outside human being finally intrudes on the village idyll, Lena must accept that her duty is “to survive to tell what happens,” and she sets out on a journey that will deprive her of every little thing but her will to store informing. Despite hints of beauty and interpretation, the novel’s combicountry of magical realism and traumatic history feels required, undermining its theme of the power of storyinforming. Agent: Janklow & Neslittle Associates. (Feb.)

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