Magdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader. She is the author of the novels Black Cow and Sleep Before Evening, the poetry books Repulsion Thrust and Quark Soup, a nonfiction book The Art of Assessment, and, in collaboration with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, Deeper Into the Pond, Blooming Red, Cherished Pulse, She Wore Emerald Then, and Imagining the Future. She also runs a radio show, The Compulsive Reader Talks. Find out more about Magdalena at www.magdalenaball.com.
A collection that celebrates stillness and reflection, man's relationship with his environment, and the simultaneous beauty and pathos in each moment.
Enjoy a careful layering of mystery and character development.
A solid thesis for the power of realism.
The Last Storyteller is a novel about the power of stories and about how they convey a kind of meaning and immortality to our lives.
An exceptional collection of beautiful stories, written with the intense spareness of poetry.
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor... and an extraordinary display of flexibility and capability, full of insight and interest.
Paolini creates a book that is far more powerful than simply a fast-paced plot-driven fantasy.
Full of wacky, innovative fun, Hal Junior is fast adventure with a sci-fi twist that children will love.
The absolute control of Barnes' prose coupled with the philosophical power of his meditations has resulted in a book dense and powerful as it is readable.
A fun filled ride full of drama, action, and above all, discovery.