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Magdalena Ball

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Magdalena Ball runs 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 The Density of Compact Bone, Unmaking Atoms, Black Cow, Repulsion Thrust, The Art of Assessment, Quark Soup, Sleep Before Evening and many other collaborations. Find out more at http://www.magdalenaball.com ...more

Compulsive Reader Newsletter August

The Compulsive Reader newsletter for August is now flying to your inbox.  This month includes a big news roundup, as well as reviews of books like Our Laundry, Our Town by Alvin Eng, A Longing for Impossible Things by David Borofka, and How to Be Between by Bastian Fox Phelan to name a few.  We also have a new (as of today!) interview with Bastian on Compulsive Reader Talks.  There are also wr

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Published on August 02, 2022 01:26
Average rating: 4.43 · 197 ratings · 86 reviews · 35 distinct works
Black Cow

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Sleep Before Evening

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She Wore Emerald Then: Refl...

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Unmaking Atoms

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Repulsion Thrust

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High Wire Step

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Second Place by Rachel Cusk
"My one-sentence round-up: Rachael Cusk is delicious – at her absolute best – when she's writing an unlikable character, and she does it brilliantly in Second Place, a short, smart novel in which the character is a patron seeking validation through ar" Read more of this review »
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The Density of Compact Bone by Magdalena Ball
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Magdalena Ball’s The Density of Compact Bone is a rich, complex book with multiple meanings, drawing in the reader’s own unique life experiences in a way which is both meaningful and moving. The work explores such topics as ov" Read more of this review »
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“You’re crying now her paradise an empty pond blurring your eyes to a crisis that needs more than tears. For her, pain is over the gate is open her job done. Her name is the Sixth Mass Extinction glaciers, forest, buildings, man.”
Magdalena Ball, The Density of Compact Bone

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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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