Gary Paulsen, best known for his young adult and children’s books, has also written WINTERDANCE: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod. Besides being a really good book about the preparation and experience of running this race in Alaska, it is a fine portrait of the author and his relationship to dogs and to his wife. I laughed so hard in several places that I woke up a few people. He has a
Paulsen and his team of dogs endured snowstorms, frostbite, dogfights, moose attacks, sleeplessness, and hallucinations in the relentless push to go on. Map and color photographs.