Fast into the Night: A Woman, Her Dogs, and Their Journey North on the Iditarod Trail

By Debbie Clarke Moderow
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7.75 Hours 03/07/2017 unabridged
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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 disappointment Moderow 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.

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Summary

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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 disappointment Moderow 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Moderow understates the sheer roughness of the endeavor, but she engagingly chronicles one wind-blasted, aching cold day after another, long, slippery runs and crashes on black ice, and injuries that were likely more painful than she lets on…A soulful memoir of adventure and one woman’s love for her sled dogs.” Kirkus Reviews
A soulful memoir of adventure and one woman's love for her sled dogs. Kirkus
“An elegantly crafted, sumptuous story straight from the author’s heart.” Anchorage Press
“Debbie Moderow’s dedication and love for the Huskies that accompany her from Anchorage to Nome is the soul that drives this insightful and touching memoir.” Cowgirl magazine

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Author Bio: Debbie Clarke Moderow

Debbie Clarke Moderow, originally from Connecticut, went to Alaska in 1979 where dog mushing became a family affair. She graduated from Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop with an MFA in creative writing.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.75
Audience: Adult
Language: English