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Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys

February 2013

It's 1950, and the French Quarter of New Orleans simmers with secrets. Known among locals as the daughter of a brothel prostitute, 17-year-old Josie Moraine 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.