The theme of our adult summer reading program is Escape the Ordinary. We’ve been reading about extraordinary people and adventures. Our third book this summer is a memoir about the running of the Iditarod.
Fueled by a passion for running dogs, Gary Paulsen entered the Iditarod–the 1150-mile winter sled-dog race between Anchorage and Nome– in dangerous ignorance and with a fierce determination. Winterdance is his account of this seventeen-day battle against Nature’s worst elements and his own frailty. Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on.
You may bring a snack to share if you wish. Copies of the books are available at the library.