Fast into the night : a woman, her dogs, and their journey north on the Iditarod Trail

by Moderow, Debbie Clarke,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Non-Fiction Collection SF440.15.M62 2016
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction SF440.15.M62 2016
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A captivating memoir of one woman's attempt to finish the Iditarod, led by her team of spunky huskies with whom she shares a fascinating and inextricable bond

At age forty-seven, a mother of two, Debbie Moderow was not your average musher in the Iditarod, but that's where she found herself when, less than 200 miles from the finish line, her dogs decided they didn't want to run anymore. After all her preparation, after all the careful management of her team, and after their running so well for over a week, the huskies balked. But the sting of not completing the race after coming so far was nothing compared to the disappointmentModerow felt in having lost touch with her dogs.

Fast into the Night is the gripping story of Moderow's journeys along the Iditarod trail with her team of spunky huskies: Taiga and Su, Piney and Creek, Nacho and Zeppy, Juliet and the headstrong leader, Kanga. The first failed attempt crushed Moderow's confidence, but after reconnecting with her dogs she returned and ventured again to Nome, pushing through injuries, hallucinations, epic storms, flipped sleds, and clashing personalities, both human and canine. And she prevailed.

Part adventure, part love story, part inquiry into the mystery of the connection between humans and dogs, Fast into the Night is an exquisitely written memoir of a woman, her dogs, and what can happen when someone puts herself in that place between daring and doubt--and soldiers on.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Moderow embarks on a unique memoir by retelling her experiences running the Iditarod sled-dog race. Unlike professional mushers, Moderow had a family-maintained back yard kennel in Anchorage. Her path to dog mushing began as she mourned failed pregnancies and bonded with one charismatic husky who expanded her joy in the outdoors. Soon she was skijoring, her children were competing in local races, and her husband was on board with mushing as well. Moderow doesn't tell a simple sports story; instead, she delves into the emotional and psychological commitment she made to the dogs and the race and looks back to the choices made over the course of her life, from going to Alaska to falling in love with her husband. Her humble attitude, even when running the Iditarod the second time, makes her chronicle that much more appealing. Many female writers have gone into the wild to find themselves, but Moderow tackled the wilderness simply for love of the dogs and the land. Book groups will thoroughly enjoy going along for the ride.--Mondor, Colleen Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Moderow, Debbie Clarke.
Iditarod (Race)
Sled dog racing -- Alaska.
Women mushers -- Alaska -- Biography.
Mushers -- Alaska -- Biography.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2016
Language English
Description viii, 262 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9780544484122
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