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April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Magic City Books is thrilled to welcome Jeannette Walls, bestselling author of the memoir The Glass Castle, for an in-person celebration of her new novel, Hang the Moon, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday April 11, 2023. This event will be held in the Pauline McFarlin Walter Arts Center on the campus of Holland Hall School, 5666 E. 81st Street.
Jeannette Walls is the author of the memoir, The Glass Castle, which 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.
Hang the Moon is a riveting new novel about Sallie Kincaid, an indomitable young woman in Virginia during Prohibition. You will fall in love with Sallie Kincaid, a feisty and fearless, terrified and damaged young woman who refuses to be corralled.
This is a ticketed event, each ticket includes one (1) copy of Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls ($28.00 value) and one (1) seat at the event on Tuesday April 11 at 7:00 pm.
Hang the Moon will be published on March 28. All ticket holders will be able to pick up their copy of the book at the event.
All tickets include a copy of the book, there is a limit of four tickets per transaction. Please provide the full name and email address of each ticket holder so that all event notifications and information can be sent to all attendees.
If you have a ticket and are unable to attend the event, you will be able to pick up your book at Magic City Books during normal business hours. The last day for ticket holders to pick up Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls is Friday, May 26, 2023. We will make an effort to have signed books available for pick up but can not guarantee a signed copy.
About HANG THE MOON:
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.
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.
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
“Unforgettable! Forged in the fire, grit and bone of grand scale storytelling with complex family bonds, betrayals, grief and atonement, Jeannette Walls delivers a richly textured tale full of southern swagger.” –Kim Michele Richardson, New York Times bestselling author of The Book Woman’s Daughter
“Hang the Moon is Jeannette Walls’ masterwork. Young Sallie Kincaid is clever and quick, she’s her father’s courageous daughter and her mother’s vulnerable lost child. Walls writes the people of the mountains of Virginia in their complexities, tangled family bonds and explosive romantic relationships with veracity, verve and humor. Epic in scope, the novel is a thrill ride through Prohibition and change in the American south, where hucksters and opportunists, fallen women and upright moralists kept their secrets to the grave. The prose is elegant and so close to the bone you feel Sallie’s heartbeat. Glorious.” — Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author of The Good Left Undone