Jeannette Walls - Hang the Moon (Ticketed Event)

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 7:00pm

Left Bank Books presents Jeannette Walls for the paperback release of Hang the Moon. Walls is the author of the instant New York Times bestsellers The Silver Star and Half Broke Horses. Join us as we welcome Jeannette back to St. Louis for this ticketed in store event.

Walls will personalize and sign copies after the presentation! Personalized and signed copies will be available to be mailed anywhere in the country. For personalized copies, please order before 11:59PM on April 11th.

Join us at Left Bank Books
399 N Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
Virtual access will be available for this event via YouTube. The link will be sent to viewers the day of the event.
**For virtual attendees, please specify in your order who you would like the book personalized to in the order comments.
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
"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).

 

Praise for Hang the Moon

"A wild ride through prohibition-era Virginia with a scrappy heroine at the wheel." --People

"A rip-roaring, action-packed novel set during prohibition filled with head-spinning plot twists and enough dead bodies, doomed romances, and sudden betrayals to make you wonder if George R.R. Martin had decided to ditch fantasy for Southern Gothic." --The New York Times

"A propulsive read. Hang the Moon goes down easy... like the forbidden whisky that defines the life of Sallie Kincaid." --Associated Press

"A rollicking tale set in Prohibition-era Virginia with hairpin twists and turns of its plot. Walls has spun another rich story." --The Washington Post

"Wild, smart, energetic. Hang the Moon succeeds in seamlessness, its narrative of Roaring '20s country life, roller-coastering along." --Los Angeles Times

"You'll fall in love with Sallie [Kincaid] on the very first page and keep rooting for her all the way through to the last." --Good Housekeeping

"Brilliant and effervescent. Walls has written a stunning and compelling tale." --NPR.org

"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." --LitHub

Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Books: 
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Hang the Moon: A Novel By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501117305
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Scribner - March 26th, 2024

$18.00
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$18.00
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The Glass Castle: A Memoir By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780743247542
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Scribner - January 17th, 2006

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Hang the Moon: A Novel By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501117299
Availability: Ships quickly (1-7 days)
Published: Scribner - March 28th, 2023

Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781416586296
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: Scribner - September 7th, 2010

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Hang the Moon By Jeannette Walls Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9798885798136
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Large Print Press - April 16th, 2024

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