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Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader http://www.compulsivereader.com. Her stories, poetry, reviews and articles have appeared in many printed anthologies and journals, and have won several awards. She is the author of Black Cow, Repulsion Thrust, The Art of Assessment, Quark Soup, and Sleep Before Evening. Find out more at http://www.magdalenaball.com


Next Saturday, I'll be 'in conversation' with Jennifer Compton, who was awarded first place in last year's Newcastle Poetry Prize for her stunning poem "Now You Shall Know". Jennifer and I will be talking about all sorts of things, including, but certainly not limited to, the impact of winning such a prestigious prize, about her diverse writing practices, the writing "lifestyle", on touring po... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 4.40 · 121 ratings · 69 reviews · 25 distinct works · Similar authors
Black Cow
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 34 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Sleep Before Evening
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She Wore Emerald Then: Refl...
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"When Marianne,s grandfather dies,she takes his death very hard. In her eyes her mom seems to have gotten over his death to fast. All her mom cares about is the current man in her life.Marianne soon finds her life is spiraling out of control. Soon..." Read more of this review »
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message 5: by Mary

Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Magdalena, Thanks for the friendship. It seems like we've been crossing paths for a long time!


message 4: by A.R.

A.R. Maggie, thanks for the add!


L.B.B. Magdalena


Thank you for the friendship!
Linda


Shadonna Thanks for the add. Have a great weekend!


message 1: by Roger

Roger Cottrell He Magdelena,
Thanks very much for the friendship on Goodreads and I am looking forward very much to reading your book.
ROGER


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