Kelly McMasters

Kelly McMasters is a professor, mother, and former bookshop owner living in New York. Along with The Leaving Season: A Memoir in Essays, she is the author of Welcome to Shirley: A Memoir of an Atomic Town, an Orion Book Award finalist and inspiration for the documentary "The Atomic States of America," which premiered at Sundance. She is co-editor with Margot Kahn of This is the Place: Women Writing about Home and the national bestseller Wanting: Women Writing About Desire. She teaches at Hofstra University.

Kelly McMasters

My life got flipped-turned upside down

My Son And 'The Fresh Prince'

My son couldn’t tell me what he was going through, but he found an episode from a ’90s classic that did it for him.


Our Castle Year: The First Home I Made For My Boys After Divorce

In an excerpt from her new book The Leaving Season, Kelly McMasters chronicles how she built a new life after the one she had dreamed of slipped away.