The Game of Love and Death

Martha Brockenbrough
Mar 22, 2016

It’s just a simple game of dice between Love and Death. Love is personified as a man and Death is personified by a woman. They each pick a player and roll the dice, the players have to choose each other over everything else or Death will take her player. Death has always won the game, since the beginning.

The Players: Henry, who is white, is an orphan who lives with a rich family, attends a private school on a scholarship, and plans to go to college when he graduates. Flora, an African American, is also an orphan who lives with her grandmother, sings at a nightclub, and dreams of becoming a famous pilot.

Set in Seattle in 1937, Flora and Henry are immediately drawn to each other, when they meet. Can they overcome all the obstacles that life, Love, and Death throw at them and choose each other or will Death win again?

This is one of the best books I have ever read!

I recommend this book to anyone who likes historical fiction, jazz music, and/or the idea of destiny.

Reviewed by Library Staff

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