To Dance With the White Dog

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Washington Square Press, Nov 1, 1991 - Fiction - 192 pages
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Sam Peek's children are worried. Since that "saddest day" when Cora, his beloved wife of fifty-seven good years, died, no one knows how he will survive. How can this elderly man live alone on his farm? How can he keep driving his dilapidated truck down to the fields to care for his few rows of pecan trees? And when Sam begins telling his children about a dog as white as the pure driven snow -- that seems invisible to everyone but him -- his children think that grief and old age have finally taken their toll.
But whether the dog is real or not, Sam Peek -- "one of the smartest men in the South when it comes to trees" -- outsmarts them all. Sam and the White Dog will dance from the pages of this bittersweet novel and into your heart, as they share the mystery of life, and begin together a warm and moving final rite of passage.
Winner of the Southeastern Library Association's Outstanding Author Award.

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User Review  - Nina_N - LibraryThing

Yep, this is a true story (although names have changed, numbers of children, and other facts). With such alternations, the writer only meant to celebrate its spirit. And that he has done . . . and a ... Read full review

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User Review  - tess_schoolmarm - LibraryThing

A charming story of a couple, Sam and Cora who were married for 57 years when the Cora suddenly died. Shortly after her death, a white dog appeared. White Dog did not reveal itself to others ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1991)

Terry Kay's novels include Taking Lottie Home, The Runaway, Shadow Song, and the now-classic To Dance with the White Dog, twice nominated for the American Booksellers Book of the Year Award, and winner of the Southeastern Library Association Book of the Year Award. Terry Kay has been married for 44 years and has four children and seven grandchildren. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

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