The Golden Season (Original)


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Graydon House
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6.32 X 9.3 X 1.1 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Madeline Kay Sneed was born and raised in Houston, Texas, a city she dearly loves, despite its sports franchises so often breaking her heart. She received her BA in English literature from Baylor University and her MFA in fiction from Emerson College. She frequently writes about the intersection of queerness and faith, an obsession of hers. When she's not doing that, Madeline loves spending time outside with her friends and family in Texas.


"Madeline Sneed's debut novel is a breathtaking rise-and-cheer touchdown. It's about growing up, coming out, and standing tough for what your heart knows is true, but it's also a tender, magnanimous love letter to a place where family, faith, and football are the holy trinity and wildflowers bloom for miles under an endless blue sky. I wish I could read it for the first time all over again."--Julia Glass, author of Vigil Harbor and the National Book Award-winning Three Junes

"Madeline Kay Sneed has written a Friday Night Lights for a new generation, a heartfelt story of finding yourself, coming out, and coming home...A tender, bighearted exploration of family, first love, and faith, with a gorgeously evoked west Texas landscape as backdrop." --Sarah McCraw Crow, author of The Wrong Kind of Woman

"The Golden Season is about Texas, football, God and coming out--and it's told through the story of Emmy and Steve, a daughter and father who love each other fiercely but end up in different worlds. Read it. It'll sweep you up, make you laugh and cry, and leave you wiser about the fissures that divide America as well as families. Madeline Kay Sneed is a blazing talent." --Mako Yoshikawa, author of One Hundred and One Ways and Once Removed

"[A] gorgeous, thoughtful debut novel...vivid, layered and ultimately satisfying."--ShelfAwareness

"The changing seasons make a perfect backdrop for this timeless story of family, acceptance, and love."--Booklist