Keturah And Lord Death by Martine Leavitt

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Martine Leavitt offers a spellbinding story, interweaving elements of classic fantasy and high romance in this National Book Award Finalist. Keturah follows a legendary hart into the king's forest, where she becomes hopelessly lost. Her strength diminishes until, finally, she realizes that death is near. Little does she know that he is a young, handsome lord, melancholy and stern. Renowned for her storytelling, Keturah is able to charm Lord Death with a story and thereby gain a reprieve—but only for twenty-four hours. She must find her one true love within that time, or all is lost. Keturah searches desperately while the village prepares for an unexpected visit from the king and Keturah is thrust into a prominent role as mysterious happenings alarm her friends and neighbors. Lord Death's presence hovers over this all until Keturah confronts him one last time in the harrowing climax.

About Martine Leavitt

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Martine Leavitt has written young-adult novels have won many awards and honors in the United States and Canada. Most notable are two Canadian honors: Mr. Christie's Book Award for Tom Finder and Governor General's Literary Award for which Heck Superhero was a finalist. She earned an MFA in writing for children from Vermont College. Though Martine was born in Canada and lives in High River, Alberta, Canada, she is a U.S. citizen.
Published November 1, 2006 by Boyds Mills Press. 216 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A few farcical plot twists lighten the tone, as Keturah's stalwart friends Gretta and Beatrice rush to uncover Keturah's mate (and wind up finding their own)—before Lord Death's deadline.

Nov 20 2006 | Read Full Review of Keturah And Lord Death

A humorous hunt begins as Keturah, with the help of a roving eye amulet, scrutinizes the various unsuitable men of the village, determined to find her true love among them and marry him that very day.

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