Debut Novelist Kelsey McKinney on Losing Her Religion and Leaving Texas

Debut Novelist Kelsey McKinney on Losing Her Religion and Leaving Texas

One Question Kelsey McKinneyOver the last seven years, Kelsey McKinney has made a name for herself as a journalist by writing insightful stories about pretty much anything. Sports, music, and food are her bread and butter, but she’s also written, bravely, about her struggles with clinical depression and, ferociously, about Texas’s recent deep freeze. For the last five years her mind has been traveling down a parallel track as well: she’s been working on a novel. And unlike the countless journalists who dream of writing fiction and never get it done, McKinney has something to show for her efforts: God Spare the Girls (William Morrow, June 22), an astonishingly assured debut that focuses on Caroline and Abigail Nolan, a pair of sisters in the fictional North Texas town…View Original Post

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