Book Recommendation: No One is Here Except All of Us
A first novel from Ramona Ausubel, No One is Here Except All of Us takes place in 1939 in a village in Romania. The villagers, at the suggestion of a young girl and a stranger, turn their backs on events happening outside their village and live in an imagined world. Eventually, the outside world encroaches on village life and the young girl who helped set this alternate life in motion, must leave the village to save her family. Ausubel has crafted a work that encompasses not only the power of storytelling but what it means to be a participant in one's own life and in history.