by Jeannette Walls
Reviewed by Linda:The author of The Glass Castle has, in her newest novel, created an unforgettable character in Sallie Kincaid. Sallie, who was raised poor in early 20th-century Virginia, is stubbornly independent and resourceful. Living in the hills during prohibition, she becomes a bootlegger like many of her neighbors, and earns the nickname Queen of the Kincaid rumrunners. She fights to keep her family safe and supported, even engaging in a violent feud with another bootlegging family. Her name becomes legend in her part of the state.