Jeannette Walls - Hang the Moon

Jeannette Walls - Hang the Moon

Friday, Mar 31, 2023 7:00 PM

Location:
The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “The Glass Castle,” comes a riveting new novel about an indomitable young woman in Virginia during Prohibition. 

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Cappella Books are honored to welcome Jeannette Walls to The Carter Center for a discussion of her highly-anticipated new book, "Hang the Moon,” on Friday, March 31, 2023, at 7 PM.

A note on the types of tickets available for this event:

Each ADMIT 1 TICKET includes ONE signed copy of the book.
Each ADMIT 2 TICKET includes ONE signed copy of the book.

Couples or friends who are attending this event together should purchase an ADMIT 1 TICKET if each person would like to receive a copy of "Hang the Moon."

Seating is general admission at The Carter Center. Purchase your ticket through Freshtix via the link below, or skip the fees by buying directly from us in-store.

Pre-show Author Meet & Greet for A Cappella Choir Members

All members of our A Cappella Choir are invited, along with a guest, to our meet & greet with Jeannette Walls at Manuel's Tavern from 5:30-6:30 PM. Also, you will enjoy preferred seating at the Carter Center event.

Not a member? If you join the A Cappella Choir, at any level, between now and March 31, you and a guest are invited to attend this reception. Members will have a chance to meet Jeannette Walls, have their copy of “Hang the Moon” signed and personalized, and take a photo with her ahead of the book discussion at 7 p.m. “Hang the Moon” will be the first purchase out of your new Choir account, and we will have your book at the reception.  

Space will be limited, so we request that all attendees RSVP by phone (404.681.5128) or by email (loring@acappellabooks.com). Sign up for the A Cappella Choir on our website here.

About the Book

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.

About the Author

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.