Please join the Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book Hang the Moon by Jeannette Walls.  The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome. The group will meet at J. Wilbur Company.
Date: Monday, May 6, 2024, 6:30 PM
Location: J. Wilbur Company
3242 Roanoke
Kansas City, MO 64111
About the book:
Sallie Kincaid is the daughter of the biggest man in a small town, the charismatic Duke Kincaid.  Born at the turn of the twentieth century into a life of comfort and privilege, Sallie remembers little about her mother.   By the time she is just eight years old, the Duke has remarried and had a son.  While Sallie is her father's daughter, sharp-witted and resourceful, Eddie is his mother' son, timid and cerebral.  When Sallie tried 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 shadow of the Big House, navigated the factions in the family and town, and finally comes into her own as a bold, sometimes reckless bootlegger.