The Forsyth Reads Together 2012 selection To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay is an evocative story that revisits the era of family farms, small towns (the novel takes place in Hall County, Georgia), and undying love. This engaging tale revolves around a widower’s struggles after his wife’s death and is filled with endearingly realistic characters. Feisty Sam Peek is certainly one. He enjoys planting trees and making up his own mind, usually to the dismay of his adult children and former housekeeper. Fueling the conflict in this obviously caring family is Sam’s insistence on a seemingly other-worldly companion who visits only when Sam is alone. Readers who remember the time period (or stories of it) will certainly be charmed by To Dance with the White Dog, as will anyone who appreciates a thoughtfully crafted story.