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The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough
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There is a lot to like about this novel, and there is a lot going on in it. Post prohibition jazz and fallout from the Great Crash, racism and corruption in the beautiful northwest, early aviation, homophobia, classism, Hoovervilles--as a work of historical fiction, this is ambitious stuff. It comes across as well researched, and the only bit that felt shoehorned in was the aviation. Then there's the whole layer of the Game, with Death as a lovely lady and Love as a rather impulsive guy. The lesson--that we are all fated to die, and that love is worth it all the same--reminded me of TFIOS, despite the very different approach and feel to the book. I never got fully emotionally invested, although I was, of course, rooting for Flora and Henry.

Gorgeous cover.

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October 3, 2015 – Shelved
October 3, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
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November 23, 2015 – Shelved as: nw-connection
November 23, 2015 – Finished Reading

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