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It’s spring! and SPD just sent out their new catalog of recommended titles. Right on top? Madeline ffitch’s amazing Valparaiso, Round the Horn. Order it from SPD right here, and if you haven’t had the chance yet, read Madeline’s interview at The Collagist.

Thanks to A Tree Born Crooked author Steph Post for her glowing review of Valparaiso, Round the Horn. She says the stories are “beautiful tales of discovery, but often a raw darkness is slowly bubbling underneath the surface.” Read the whole thing here.

At Heavy Feather Review, Daniel Scott Parker wrote an ecstatic review of Mike Young’s Sprezzatura. In it he approaches a catalog of everything the book does, at one point saying, “It’s a disorienting experience, when is-ness isn’t.” It sure is.

Valparaiso, Round the Horn,” the title story from Madeline ffitch’s brand new collection, was just published at Barrelhouse! Madeline will be reading for “Barrelhouse presents … Curbside Splendor and Publishing Genius” on March 1. (If you’re in DC, please check out this Facebook info.)