Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Waiting on Wednesday #170: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys
By: Ruta Sepetys
Published by: Philomel Books (Penguin Teen)
To Be Released on: 2/12/13
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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 -quoted from GoodReads
I love Ruta's writing! I LOVED her Between Shades of Gray and I can not wait to feature Out of the Easy on Mundie Moms. What book are you waiting on?