Jeannette Walls presents 'Hang the Moon: A Novel'

"Hang the Moon is Jeannette Walls' masterwork. . . The prose is elegant and so close to the bone you feel Sallie's heartbeat. Glorious." —Adriana Trigiani

Third Place Books welcomes Jeannette Walls—author of the New York Times bestselling memoir The Glass Castle—to our Lake Forest Park store! Walls will be discussing her most recent novel, Hang the Moon, about an indomitable young woman in Virginia during ProhibitionThis event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.

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About Hang the Moon. . .

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

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.


Praise for Hang the Moon. . .

“Jeannette Walls is a force to be reckoned with. . .She has indisputably positioned herself as a writer of great worth, and any work of hers is one to be appreciated.”
—Julia Hass, LitHub

“Walls has created a magnetic, irreverent dynamo in Sallie, whose transporting narration is incandescent with incisive observations, moral dilemmas, and startlingly gorgeous descriptions. . .Hang the Moon is vital, provocative, and intoxicating.”
Booklist, (Starred Review)

“Walls’s breathtaking latest… The thrilling plot culminates in bombshell revelations. . .Sallie makes for an indelible heroine. . .This is a stunner.”
Publisher’s Weekly, (Starred Review)

"A rollicking soap opera that keeps the pages turning with a surfeit of births, deaths, and surprising plot reveals."
Kirkus (Starred Review)

"Jeannette Walls created my new favorite hero in her protagonist, Sallie Kincaid. Sallie is sharp, bold, unflinching, and humorous despite, or maybe because of, her hardships."
Jennette McCurdy, #1 bestselling author of I’m Glad My Mom Died

Jeannette Walls graduated from Barnard College and was a journalist in New York. Her memoir, The Glass Castle, has been a New York Times bestseller for more than eight years. She is also the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Silver Star  and Half Broke Horses, which was named one of the ten best books of 2009 by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. Walls lives in rural Virginia with her husband, the writer John Taylor. (Photo credit: John Taylor)

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