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ISBN13: 9780399256929
ISBN10: 039925692x
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It's 1950, and as the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets, seventeen-year-old Josie Moraine is silently stirring a pot of her own. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, Josie 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."

About the Author

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Ruta Sepetys grew up hearing stories of her father's childhood as a Lithuanian refugee. Realizing this was a story never told in a novel for young adults, Ruta decided to tell it herself. When not writing, Ruta works in the music industry. Between Shades of Gray is her first novel. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Beverly B, July 4, 2013 (view all comments by Beverly B)
Out of the Easy is a gripping, fascinating character driven suspense story. Josie Moraine, 18, is a protagonist readers love immediately and cheer for as they read. Josie knows only two very small worlds. The world of the brothel, criminals and crooked cops where she grew up and the world of the book shop a few blocks away from the brothel, a world of scholars, writers and artists. Josie could be the poster child for at risk youth. She has few options, no money, and most of the adults who love and guide her live by a moral compass that is more than a little askew. Her hero is Charles Dickens because "It is so inspirational.. that someone could overcome that kind of suffering and poverty to finally achieve happiness." Josie's moral conundrum has no good possible outcome. She has to decide which outcome causes the least harm. The reader agonizes along with Josie. Author Ruta Sepetys does a brilliant job of taking the reader into the authentic New Orleans French Quarter of the 1950's - The Quarter tourists support, but don't see. The Quarter most citizens of New Orleans pretend doesn't exist. The Quarter that makes for a fabulous setting for novels.
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bookwoman51, March 17, 2013 (view all comments by bookwoman51)
This is so much more than a YA title. Out of the Easy took me to 1950s New Orleans and I didn't want to leave. Sepetys created vivid, colorful characters and the story line was quite enough to hold it all together. This book was hugely entertaining and I want more. What is not to like about a house of ill repute run by a madam with a fairy godmother heart, all her "nieces" with their personal quirks, and a teenage girl with a mother you would not want to take home? There's the bookstore, the boyfriends, a mystery, the mob and a black cadillac named Mariah.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780399256929
Author:
Sepetys, Ruta
Publisher:
Philomel Books
Author:
Stockett, Kathryn
Author:
Chopin, Kate
Author:
Towles, Amor
Author:
Kidd, Sue Monk
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.84 x 5.26 x 0.64 in 0.5 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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