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Out of The Easy

Out of The Easy

ISBN: 039925692X

Title: Out of The Easy

Author: Ruta Sepetys

KDL Description:


“I loved Out of the Easy, by Ruta Sepetys.  It’s a coming-of-age story set in 1950’s New Orleans. In a nutshell,  Josie is the daughter of a prostitute who aspires to attend Smith College.  It’s a great story, superbly told.  New Orleans is practically a character in this book-it’s so vividly colorful.  I couldn’t put it down!”—Kris at KDL’s Comstock Park branch

Amazon Description:

It’s 1950 and the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie Moraine wants more out of life than the Big Easy has to offer. She devises a plan get out, but a mysterious death in the Quarter leaves Josie tangled in an investigation that will challenge her allegiance to her mother, her conscience, and Willie Woodley, the brusque madam on Conti Street.

Josie is caught between the dream of an elite college and a clandestine underworld. New Orleans lures her in her quest for truth, dangling temptation at every turn, and escalating to the ultimate test.

With characters as captivating as those in her internationally bestselling novel Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys skillfully creates a rich story of secrets, lies, and the haunting reminder that decisions can shape our destiny.