Keturah is a girl who follows a hart (male deer) into the forest one day and ends up getting lost. When she is about to die from starvation, she's visited by the majestic Lord Death, and she convinces him to spare her life by telling him a story--one of her captivating talents. Lord Death agrees, and Keturah is allowed to go back to her village for one week, within which she must find her one true love. If she succeeds, Lord Death will grant her her life. If she fails, then she must return and tell Lord Death the rest of the story, after which he will take her life. The book in itself is actually a story within a story that Keturah is telling us, hence the caption above.
I highly recommend Keturah and Lord Death to anyone age 12-100!