On March 16th, Coffey Library will be hosting the 2010 “One City, One Book – Oak Ridge” book discussion group along with the Oak Ridge Public Library. The book discussion is part of “A Tribute to Literacy” put on by the Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club & Altrusa International of Oak Ridge. The book group will meet at Coffey Library on the Oak Ridge campus at 3 pm on Tuesday March 16th. It is free and open to the public
This year’s selection is the award-winning novel To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay. The book was also made into an Emmy award-winning television movie for Hallmark Hall of Fame, starring Hume Cronyn in 1993.
From Borders.com: “A moving story of love, grief, and coming to terms with death. To Dance With the White Dog is Terry Kay's stunning and unforgettable fourth novel. It is a gentle, moving story about an old man's final rite of passage, about family ties and the universal experience of grieving for a lost love. At the heart of the book is a mysterious white dog which appears after Sam Peek's beloved wife has just died and stays with him until just before his own death. Stray dog or phantom? To Sam, the dog is a guardian angel that bridges his final years with warmth and comfort. Sam Peek and his white dog will leap from the pages and into the reader's heart instantly. And the ending of the book is touching, amazing, and delightful all in one. “
Other “A Tribute to Literacy’ events going on that week:
• Wednesday, March 17, Reception and Program with the author Terry Kay, Oak Ridge Public Library Auditorium, 3:00 pm. Tickets: $5 (Available at Oak Ridge Public Library.)
• Thursday, March 18th, The Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary & Altrusa International of Oak Ridge, A Tribute to Literacy, Literacy Lunch with Terry Kay, the Lobby/Food Court at Oak Ridge High School, 11:30 am. Tickets: $40 (Available from ORNL Federal Credit Union.)