Book Review: Hang the Moon, a Novel

Hang the Moon: Jeannette Walls Strikes Again!

Jeannette Walls, the author of The Glass Castle, has done it again with her riveting novel, Hang the Moon. The book has been named a LibraryReads Pick for March 2023 and a Most Anticipated Book of 2023 by Oprah Daily, Elle, and LitHub. And let me tell you, it lives up to the hype!

The book tells the story of Sallie Kincaid, a determined young woman in Virginia during Prohibition. Sallie is the daughter of Duke Kincaid, the biggest man in a small town, born into a life of comfort and privilege. However, her mother dies in a violent argument with the Duke when she is only eight years old. The Duke remarries and has a son, Eddie, who is timid and cerebral, in contrast to Sallie’s resourceful and sharp wit.

Sallie tries to coach Eddie to be more like their father, but it leads to an accident, and Sallie is cast out. Nine years later, she returns, determined to reclaim her place in the family, but she enters a world of conflict and lawlessness, full of secrets and scandals. She navigates the factions in the family and town and finally becomes a bold, sometimes reckless bootlegger.

Hang the Moon is a captivating novel that will have you hooked from the start. You will fall in love with Sallie Kincaid, a feisty and fearless, terrified and damaged young woman who refuses to be corralled. Walls’ writing style is engaging and powerful, and she brings Sallie’s world to life with vivid descriptions and characters that jump off the page.

The book is a page-turner, full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. The plot is well-crafted, and Walls’ attention to detail brings the era of Prohibition to life in a way that is both realistic and intriguing.

Hang the Moon also touches on themes of family, loyalty, and identity. Sallie’s journey is one of self-discovery and redemption, and it is a testament to the resilience and strength of the human spirit.

Overall, Hang the Moon is a must-read for fans of historical fiction, coming-of-age stories, and strong female protagonists. Whether you’re a fan of Walls’ previous work or new to her writing, this book will leave you wanting more. So mark your calendars for March 28, 2023, and get ready to hang the moon with Jeannette Walls!
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