Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

Posted by Karole-Anne Christianson

Josie Moraine has not had an easy life.  Growing up in 1950’s New Orleans, the daughter of a reknown heartless prostitute, Josie has just graduated from high school and she needs to get out. She is smart, but her intelligence does not automatically free her from social confines. Like every young woman, Josie must negotiate a world where her body is valued over her mind.  This need becomes more intense and the plot quickens when a decent, educated man acknowledges Josie in her bookshop and later is murdered.  Out of the Easy is a murder mystery, a coming of age story, and takes a look at how the choices we make create our future.