Hang the Moon: A Novel by Jeannette Walls

 Hang the Moon: A Novel by Jeannette Walls

Title:   Hang the Moon: A Novel
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Scribner
Genre:  General Fiction (Adult), Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  364
Date of US Publication: 28 March, 2023
My Rating:  2.5 Stars

My Thoughts 

This was my first book by the author, she’s been on my tbr list, and when I saw this book I jumped at the opportunity to read an early copy. 

Unfortunately, I didn’t love this one. During my reading, I never had that “need to read more” vibe that I love in a good book and I plodded through this over a month’s time. 

Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for the DRC.


Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by Oprah Daily, Elle, and LitHub!
A LibraryReads Pick for March 2023!

From Jeannette Walls, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, comes a riveting new novel about an indomitable young woman in Virginia during Prohibition.

Most folk thought Sallie Kincaid was a nobody who’d amount to nothing. Sallie had other plans.

Sallie Kincaid is the daughter of the biggest man in a small town, the charismatic Duke Kincaid. Born at the turn of the 20th century into a life of comfort and privilege, Sallie remembers little about her mother who died in a violent argument with the Duke. By the time she is just eight years old, the Duke has remarried and had a son, Eddie. While Sallie is her father’s daughter, sharp-witted and resourceful, Eddie is his mother’s son, timid and cerebral. When Sallie tries to teach young Eddie to be more like their father, her daredevil coaching leads to an accident, and Sallie is cast out.

Nine years later, she returns, determined to reclaim her place in the family. That’s a lot more complicated than Sallie expected, and she enters a world of conflict and lawlessness. Sallie confronts the secrets and scandals that hide in the shadows of the Big House, navigates the factions in the family and town, and finally comes into her own as a bold, sometimes reckless bootlegger.

You will fall in love with Sallie Kincaid, a feisty and fearless, terrified and damaged young woman who refuses to be corralled.


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