Book Reviews of To Dance with the White Dog

To Dance with the White Dog
To Dance with the White Dog
Author: Terry Kay
ISBN-13: 9780743458047
ISBN-10: 0743458044
Publication Date: 7/1/2002
Pages: 256
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I absolutely loved this book! Take good care of it because I'm sure to request it back someday to read again!

Donna V.
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This is a great read if you know of someone close to death or has just passed. This book is so enlightening that I really hesitated to post it!
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A georgia author. great book even through not great rating. An old man struggling with life after wife dies. But has a great reltionship with a dog to help him with his new life.
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I really hate to part with this one. It's been sitting on my shelf for a while and I don't think I'm going to reread it again. Someone else deserves to enjoy it!
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This book moves like poetry ...to dance with the white dog is a loving eulogy to old age itself...a tender celebration of life, made poignant by death being so close at hand. Los Angeles Times
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Very sweet read by a local Georgian author.
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a thought provoking story for those of us with aging parents.
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I loved this book so much that I hunted until I found the movie and bought it. This is a wonderful story about a man and wife who were married for many years, she passes away and the husband is left to the over protecting care of his married children. He sees a white dog--they don't. If I tell you any more I will give the story away and this is such a beautiful story, with every page I was wanting for more and I loved this oler man and his family and yes his "white dog".
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A hallmark movie was made from this book. Sam, an elderly man, is living alone on his farm after his wife dies. He begins telling his children about seeing a white dog - that nobody else can see! A touching read!
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Very touching story. I cried and laughed.
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Sam Peek's children are worried. Since that "saddest day" - the day his beloved wife of fifty-seven good years, Cora, died - no one knows how he will survive. How can this elderly man live alone on his farm? How can he keep on 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 white dog, as white as the pure driven snow, that seems invisible to everyone but him, his children think that grief and old age have racked their father's brain.

But whether it's a real canine or phantom, Sam Peek - "one of the smartest men in the South when it comes to trees" - outsmarts them all. Sam and 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.
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I recommend this book highly! It had such a sweet story about an older gent who losses his wife, and the wonders of love and life and an angel dog!! I must read more of this author's novels :-)
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Very tender descriptions of a household in change. Mom, dad, kids, dog. What more like little house in the 1940's can you get. Very nice.
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I really enjoyed this book. It was a great story.
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This was so good it was like being blessed to read it!
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Beautiful, musical prose, and heart warming story about love, family and relationships.
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Such a sweet tender story. I was thinking, along with his kids,that perhaps his mind was slipping in seeing the white dog.

This story is lovely in talking about how deeply we miss our mate when they are gone. It was funny with his daughters fussing over him and him "tricking" them.

the ending was a real surprise to me. I read this in 2 hours and cried most of the way through.
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If you have an elderly person in your family that you love and care about then you must read this book!
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I read this book years ago and the story still haunts me.
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This was the first time I had read anything by Terry Kay, and when I finished this one I immediately started looking for other books by him. How did I miss knowing about him? Now I wonder if he can write fast enough to satisfy my craving!
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Everyone should read this book.
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Sam Peek's children are worried - since the day his wife of 57 years died - no one knows how he will survive. How can this elderly man live alone on his farm? How can he keep on driving his old truck down to the fields to care for his few rows of pecan trees? And when Sam begins telling his children about a white dog, as white as snow, that seems invisible to everyone else, his children think that grief and old age have racked their father's mind.
But whether it is a real canine or a phantom, Sam Peek - "One of the smartest men in the South when it comes to trees" - outsmarts them all. Sam and 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.