Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Forsyth Reads Together

As a Youth Services Specialist, I rarely pick up a book for grown-ups, and when I do, it needs to be something special.  This was the case with To Dance With the White Dog by Terry Kay, this year’s Forsyth Reads Together selection.  I love a book with good characters and strong writing, and To Dance With the White Dog delivered.  It is an inspired and haunting story whose characters will resonate with readers long after they close the book.  The standout and star of the story is Sam Peek, a man who has lost his wife, and soon begins to feel like he is losing his independence.  Sam’s recollections of times past, his sorrow, his joy, and his family, all leap off the page thanks to Kay’s masterful storytelling.  No matter what your age, readers will relate to Sam and the bittersweetness of his life and loss.

I cannot wait to hear Terry Kay speak and share his own stories.  If they’re half as good as Sam’s, I know I won’t be disappointed.

Cleo Slaughter
Youth Services Specialist