Keturah and Lord Death - Martine Leavitt [Book: Keturah and Lord Death] is an intriguing story told in a simple, fairytale style. The concept is familiar enough: Keturah loses herself in the woods for three days, and on the brink of starvation, Lord Death postpones her demise in exchange for a story. The prose is like that of a child's fairytale—flowy and descriptive, but not burdened with the grittier realities of life. However, despite the simplicity of prose and plot, the story is deceptively multi-layered. The concept of death is central to the book. Through Keturah's own death, threats of a plague, and other situations, the story explores our responses and our fear of death.

Overall, this was a sweet book that confronts the fearsome inevitability of death with bittersweet hope.