Hang the Moon: A Novel

Written by:
Jeannette Walls
Narrated by:
Jeannette Walls

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2023
12 hours 28 minutes
“A rollicking tale.” —The Washington Post *“Propulsive.” —Associated Press * “Wild, smart, energetic.” —Los Angeles Times * “Brilliant and effervescent.” —NPR

From the #1 bestselling author of The Glass Castle, the instant New York Times bestseller a “rip-roaring, action-packed” (The New York Times) novel about an indomitable young woman in prohibition-era Virginia.

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’ll fall in love with Sallie on the very first page and keep rooting for her all the way through to the last” (Good Housekeeping) in this thrilling read that “goes down easy…like the forbidden whisky that defines the life of Sallie Kincaid” (Associated Press).
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Choyia A.

This book was Soooo Good and the narration was Awesome!!

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Mary Jeanne M.

Another excellent book by Jeanette Walls. She makes you feel like you’re there…in the mountains, running moonshine, navigating tough family dynamics. The main character is a strong woman who shows what it means to be a survivor and protect the family, as well as their way of life. I did not want it to end.

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Nice read with entertaining story !

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Wonderful book

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Loved the narrator’s voice and accent. The story was good, but I wouldn’t give it 5 stars

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Jo S.

Thought the narrator added character as she used the different southern dialect and accents of the region. I enjoyed how Walls modeled her characters after real life figures, including her father. It was an enjoyable and unique read as I have never read a story about rum runners during prohibition, the stories are usually about the owners of speakeasies or the people who populate them not the people who actually make and deliver the whiskey. A Great and Entertaining read!

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JoAnn M.

Loved the story! I found the narrator's voice to lack character building qualities.

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