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Out of the Easy

Sepetys, Ruta (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Josie, the seventeen-year-old daughter of a French Quarter prostitute, is striving to escape 1950s 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 1950s New Orleans and enroll at prestigious Smith College when she becomes entangled in a murder investigation.
Local Note: LINCOLNNOM
ISBN: 9780147508430
039925692X
9780399256929
Statement of Responsibility: Ruta Sepetys
Subject Headings: Mystery and detective stories. New Orleans (La.) History 20th century Fiction. Mothers and daughters Fiction. Murder Fiction. Prostitution Fiction. Conduct of life Fiction. Mystery and detective stories. New Orleans (La.) History 20th century Fiction. Mothers and daughters Fiction. Murder Fiction. Prostitution Fiction. Conduct of life Fiction.
Genre/Form: Young adult fiction.
Topical Term: Mystery and detective stories.
Mothers and daughters
Murder
Prostitution
Conduct of life
Mystery and detective stories.
Mothers and daughters
Murder
Prostitution
Conduct of life
LCCN: 2012016062
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Jul 03, 2014
  • green_panda_402 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really good book! I enjoyed this book a lot!

I am not one for historical fiction usually, but this book really opened my eyes to what YA fiction can offer outside of the more common science fiction fare as of late.

I read this for a book club and people of all ages and backgrounds really enjoyed Sepetys' book of 1950's New Orleans, which takes not necessarily a hard look, but an honest look into what life was like for people who call NOLA home rather than a getaway destination.

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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!

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

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

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.

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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