Project Description


To Dance With the White Dog

by Terry Kay

A haunting story of love, grief, and confronting death

The elderly Sam Peek is still mourning the death of his beloved wife when a mysterious white dog appears. Seen only by Sam, White Dog becomes a part of Sam’s grief. Though it’s unclear if White Dog is real or phantom, the creature eases Sam’s grief, brings him closer to his family, and helps him reconcile with his own mortality.

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inductee Terry Kay brings North-East Georgia to life through his elegant prose, and the thought-provoking themes of family, love, and loss will make readers come back to this touching story over and over.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-002-2
Publication Date: 10/1/1990
Page Count: 192
Size: 6 ̎ x 9 ̎
Language: English
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“A deftly shaped and vivid book…a tender and bracing tale of an octogenarian fighting to live a connected and purposeful life.” ―The New York Times

To Dance With the White Dog is a hauntingly beautiful story about love, family and relationships…I found it all such a moving experience, a lovely enduring tribute to love.” ―The Most Reverend Desmond M. Tutu

“Terry Kay is a perfect writer for those who love to read. His prose contains music and passion and fire. His work is tender and heartbreaking and memorable.” ―Pat Conroy, Author of Prince of Tides

“The most beautiful story of love, life, and loss I’ve ever read. Kay masterfully creates a setting and characters that will remain with the reader forever.” ―50 Tween Reads


Southern Author of the Year ―Southeastern Library Association, 1991

Stanley W. Lindberg Award ―Georgia Center for the Book, 2007

Georgia Top 25 Reading List ―Georgia Center for the Book, 2001

ABBY Book of the Year (Nominee – 2 years) ―American Booksellers Association

Meet the Author

Terry Kay is the author of numerous bestselling and award-winning novels, several of which have been made into television movies. He lives in Georgia. You can visit his website here.