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Ramona Ausubel

Biography

Ramona Ausubel

Ramona Ausubel is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of the novels NO ONE IS HERE EXCEPT ALL OF US and SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EASE AND PLENTY, and the short story collections A GUIDE TO BEING BORN and AWAYLAND. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, One Story, The Paris Review Daily, Best American Fantasy and elsewhere, and has received special mentions in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She has been longlisted for The Frank O’Connor Short Story Prize, and a finalist for the New York Public Library Young Lions award and the Pushcart Prize.

Ramona Ausubel

Books by Ramona Ausubel

by Ramona Ausubel - Fiction, Short Stories

Ramona Ausubel’s stories span the globe and beyond, from small-town America and sunny Caribbean islands to the Arctic Ocean and the very gates of Heaven itself. And though some of the stories are steeped in mythology, they remain grounded in universal experiences. Crisscrossing the pages of AWAYLAND are travelers and expats, shadows and ghosts. A girl watches as her homesick mother slowly dissolves into literal mist. The mayor of a small Midwestern town offers a strange prize, for stranger reasons, to the parents of any baby born on Lenin's birthday. A chef bound for Mars begins an even more treacherous journey much closer to home. And a lonely heart searches for love online --- never mind that he's a Cyclops.

by Ramona Ausubel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

Labor Day, 1976, Martha's Vineyard. Summering at the family beach house along this moneyed coast of New England, Fern and Edgar are happily preparing for a family birthday celebration when they learn that the unimaginable has occurred: There's no more money in the estate of Fern's recently deceased parents, which, as the sole source of Fern and Edgar's income, had allowed them to live this beautiful, comfortable life. Quickly, the once-charmed family unravels. In distress and confusion, Fern and Edgar are each tempted away on separate adventures: she on a road trip with a stranger, he on an ill-advised sailing voyage with another woman.

by Ramona Ausubel - Fiction, Historical Fiction

In 1939, the families in a remote Jewish village in Romania feel the war close in on them. At the suggestion of an 11-year-old girl and a mysterious stranger, the villagers decide to reinvent the world: deny any relationship with the known and start over from scratch.