Fast Into the Night

Fast Into the Night

A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

Book - 2016
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Describes the author's experiences as a middle-aged mom whose initial resolve to train for and complete the Iditarod failed when her dogs refused to finish the race, detailing how she overcame daunting challenges to succeed during a second attempt.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016
ISBN: 9780544484122
Characteristics: viii, 262 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm


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Moderow's memoir relates her story of becoming a musher as a middle-aged mom. This book focuses on the relationship between human and animal as her dogs end her 2003 race and then carry her through to the end in 2005.

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ChristchurchLib Jan 17, 2017

Alaska's Iditarod Sled Dog Race, held annually in March, presents a grueling, dangerous test of dog teams and the human "mushers" who run them. In Fast into the Night, amateur musher Debbie Moderow relates her experiences training for the Iditarod and twice attempting the race, focusing on her relationship with her dogs as a significant aspect of her life and the most important component of the racing team. Weaving her life's story into her account of how she fell in love with Huskies and mushing, Moderow's engaging memoir takes readers along on her thrilling adventures.

Apr 03, 2016

I enjoyed this true story of a 47 year old Mom running the Iditarod. Some nonfiction is hard to get through, but I found this to be well written and easy to read. If you love dogs and adventure, this book is for you.


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