"Glorious...a masterwork." --The Washington Post *"Propulsive." --Associated Press * "Wild, smart, energetic." --Los Angeles Times * "Brilliant and effervescent." --NPRFrom 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).
Author: Jeannette Walls Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Published: 03/28/2023 Binding Type: CD Weight: 0.55lbs Size: 5.30h x 5.20w x 1.40d ISBN: 9781508279204
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.