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Out of the Easy

Sepetys, Ruta (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Out of the Easy


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Josie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
Authors: Sepetys, Ruta
Title: Out of the Easy
Publisher: New York :, Philomel Books,, c2013
Characteristics: 346 p. ;,22 cm
Summary: Josie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950 New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
ISBN: 039925692X
9780399256929
Branch Call Number: FICTION Sep
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I haven't read this book yet, but Ruta Sepetys is the most wonderful author I've ever seen. Her first book, Between Shades of Gray, is so good. YOU HAVE TO READ IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Report This Aug 11, 2013
  • meanderthal rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A good book overall, but I found it just wasn't my thing. However, I'd definitely recommend it to others!

Report This Jul 21, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very good book. I would recommend this book for all to read.

Report This Jun 06, 2013
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Life isn’t easy for 17-year-old Josie Moraine, living in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1950. Everyone knows her mother is a prostitute and expects her to follow, but Josie has her heart set on college. Then a mysterious murder in the Quarter draws Josie into its web and points to her mother as responsible. Sepetys has crafted an intriguing mystery that explores the seamy side of life in the Big Easy.

Report This Feb 28, 2013
  • JCLLeslieG rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A wonderfully written, stand-alone novel based in the 1950's in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Gripping and dark, this novel follows protagonist Josie as she discovers just how far she will go to fullfill her dreams of leaving New Orleans and going East for an education.

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