REVIEW: Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls is my first book by this author. I do have a couple by her that I’ve hung onto because they were gifts and I always wanted to read them. I think I have to make room for them in my schedule now that I have tasted her writing style.
This book takes place in the 1920’s during prohibition. It has it all. There is bootlegging, family feuds, love stories, cheating and everything in between. It was a good story and kept me turning the pages. Don’t you just love a great story?
Reading the author’s notes at the end, it looks like she put a lot of research into this book. She based some of the characters and happenings with historical events. I enjoy a story that has some truth to it. I will have to say there was an awful lot of cheatin going on in this family. It just wasn’t in the current generation but went back many generations.
If you like Historical Fiction and reading about different time periods, then this book might be for you. Until next time…Happy Reading!
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SYNOPSIS: Named a LibraryReads Pick for March 2023 and a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by Oprah Daily, Elle, and LitHub!
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.