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Ramona Ausubel Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

No One is Here Except All of Us (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Animal (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

A Guide to Being Born (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Awayland (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Hailing from New Mexico originally, the American author Ramona Ausubel is well known for writing in a variety of different style, making her one of the most versatile novelists currently working to date, all whilst retaining a core sense of her own idiosyncratic and unique personality at the center of it all. Saying exactly what it is that she wants to say, she’s known for being a singular voice within the industry, creating characters and worlds that really come alive off of the page for the reader. Taking the readers on a journey, she definitely is a master of her craft, having devoted herself to advancing herself for much of her writing career. Knowing and understanding her audience clearly too, she really manages to gain an insight into what they’re looking for, as she writes in an almost intimate manner, as if she is directly talking to reader there and then.

This has seen her work resonate worldwide, as she has managed to reach readers on a global level, with her audience reaching both far and wide, exceeding that of many other writers within her field. Winning numerous awards, she’s also managed to garner the attention of the critics too, allowing her to become critically acclaimed, as well as being an international bestseller too. Whether it be her characters or her engrossing story-lines, she’s really managed to bring her work to life through the worlds that she has created. Getting into the minds of her characters too, she has also managed to build fully three-dimensional personalities that also resonate with readers too. This has lead to her becoming a prolific author of both historical and sometimes fantasy, as she even incorporated elements of magical realism into her work too. Becoming one of the most distinctive voices working in the industry at this time, she will continue to work for quite some time to come, on into the foreseeable future.

Early and Personal Life

Growing up in Santa Fe in New Mexico, Ramona Ausubel would spend the majority of her formative years here, taking in inspiration from the world around her and putting it back into her work. Attending the University of California later, she would gain an MFA, which would ultimately pave the way to her becoming a highly successful full-time author of modern and contemporary fiction. Constantly focusing herself on her craft, she would harness her passion for words over the years, never giving up, leading the the writing career that she currently has today. Serving on numerous boards and representing her work nationwide, she has become a mainstay of the literary industry, something that shall carry one for many years to follow yet.

Writing Career

Bringing out her first novel in 2012, Ausubel would mark her arrival with the title ‘No One Is Here Except All of Us’, which would pave the way for a lot more books to follow. Next year she would follow this up with the novella ‘Tributaries’, which would lead on to her publishing the short-story collection ‘A Guide to Being Born’ that very same year. Winning numerous awards, such as becoming a finalist for the ‘New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award’ for her book ‘No One Is Here Except All of Us’. Maintaining a strong presence both online as well as off, she will continue to have a strong career and legacy for many years to come.

No One Is Here Except All of Us

Coming out in 2012 on the 2nd of February, this would mark the big debut of Ramona Ausubel as a first time of fiction, setting up her career overall. Released through the Riverhead publishing label, it would come to exemplify many of her arcing themes and ideas, as well as what she had to offer as an author. Whilst it wasn’t a part of any series as such, it works entirely as a stand-alone novel, putting forwards her ideas and message in a clear and concise manner.

Taking on such serious issues as the holocaust in this first novel is definitely a brave task, and it’s one that Ausubel deals with through tact and conviction. Creating characters that are lasting and will remain with the reader long after they’ve put the book down, it sets up harrowing scenes looking into this tragedy befalling this Jewish tribe. Examining how they remain together, it dives deep into their history, as it seeks to answer questions of family and kinship in detail.

Set in 1939 in a small Jewish village in Romania, this would a tribe of people watching as the war closes in around them, leaving them with few exit routes. With this tribe of Jewish families having escaped danger for over thousands of years, they’ve always managed to evade it safely up until now. That’s when an eleven-year-old-girl and a mysterious stranger offer the sage advice of reinventing themselves and completely cutting themselves off from the world at large? Will the girl, who years later becomes a mother, be able to cope when her husband is taken? Can they really keep themselves hidden from the horrors of war? What will happen when they state that there’s ‘no one is here except all of us’?

Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty

Originally published through the ‘Riverhead Books’ publishing outlet, this would initially arrive on the 14th of June in 2016 to much acclaim. Marking another major development in the overall career of Ramona Ausubel as an author, it is a must for any fans of her work, as well as being essential for anyone hoping to find out more on what she has to offer. Providing an entirely self-contained story once again, this period set story retains an almost ethereal quality to it, as it manages to get under the skin of its subject matter deeply.

Set within Martha’s Vineyard in 1976 on Labor Day, this would look at the relationship of one Fern and Edgar who, along with their three children, appear to live a life of class. The only thing is, though, that there is no more money, and there once tranquil life is soon upturned, as the parents begin to drift apart amidst the chaos. This then leads to the three children being left unattended for long periods of time, as they must all make readjustments in order to get by. Will they cope? Can they survive? What will become of the sons and daughters of ease and plenty?

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