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I would have really liked some more of Libby's backstory as a build up to the race, some explanation of her passion and origins in dog racing. This is purely a diary of the race itself, it is highly interesting nonetheless.
I haven't had time to read this book yet but look forward to it. This lady was on our Princess Cruise to Alaska & I look forward to reading her book. Such an amazing feat she accomplished being the first woman to win the Iditarod sled dog race.
I am now reading this book & what an amazing tale!! What a determined & brave lady she was to attempt this & then win. Read it if you get the chance as just an incredible feat.
Not only was Libby the first female winner of the Iditarod, but she succeeded as a good story writer. One feels she takes you along with her through this challenging and grueling journey. She is one tough gal, but her compassion toward her dog team shows. Even though she is tired and faces many obstacles, she still takes the time to rest her dogs, feed them, and tend to them to be sure they are not being driven beyond their capabilities. I strongly recommend this book as many of us are not aware of this tough, gritty breed of individuals not afraid to get out there and do what seems unimaginable.
I found with book a wonderful and easy read. I am an Iditarod fan and finished this book just as the 2019 Iditarod Dog Sled Race from Anchorage to Nome Alaska began. The book really got me geared up for the race. For anyone wanting to learn more about this wonderful sport of the northwest, this is a book to get your hands on. The experiences that Libby Riddle had back when she was the first woman winning of the race were the same weather wise and the racers this year had. An FYI third and fourth place winners were WOMEN. Way to go. Read the book. Check out the 2020 Iditarod beginning the first Saturday in March.