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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.

Full Synopsis
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.

"Very well read by Emily Durante, who seems to inhabit Moderow's highs and lows." ---Library Journal Audio Review

"Narrator Emily Durante is new to me, and I think she aptly conveyed Debbie’s highs and lows. Her pacing was good, and her voice was fitting to Debbie’s character." ---Darlene's Book Nook

"A soulful memoir of adventure and one woman’s love for her sled dogs." ---Kirkus

"Ideal for dedicated dog sledding fans or recreational readers interested in Alaskan adventures, who may also like Gary Paulsen's Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod." ---Library Journal

"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." ---Booklist

Fast into the Night

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

Author Debbie Clarke Moderow

Narrated by Emily Durante

Publication date Mar 7, 2017

Running time 8 hrs

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