Saturday, 6 July 2013

Out of the Easy - Ruta Sepetys

Born to a prostitute mother and named after a famous madam Josie doesn't have a great start in life.
What she does have, however, is the love of all the people around her in this beautifully described deep south book. We're plonked in the time of speakeasy attitudes and local enforcement people who are definitely not the police.
Living her life between a bookshop and a brothel Josie has a fair number of incidents to deal with and a determination to better her life.
Excellent, atmospheric read.
Sepetys' other book is based in World War 2 and if it's as realistic as this one I can't read it, it would be too upsetting. I will have to wait for book three.
Great choice of author, Penguin

Publisher - Penguin

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