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.
This book lives up to its name, with 120 recipes that span the three meals of the day, including soups, desserts, low-fat treats.
There is something rather special about this little book.
Despite its passion and intensity, the reading is fast, propelled by the sense of impending explosion that propels the narration.
A tender collection full of rich moments.
A light-handed and tender depiction of a microcosm of life that illuminates the nature of humanity as a whole.
A powerful collection of stories that manages to toe the line between postmodern and classic.
Still funny after all these years.
A great, easy cookbook for the time-challenged grownup.
A book to enrich your life, at least while you’ve still got it.
A lovely, original and imaginative debut novel.