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posted: 6/23/2014 10:13 AM

'Cruelest Miles' on tap for book club

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Submitted by Nana Herron, Rolling Meadows Library

The harsh winters of Alaska are legendary, but in 1925, a deadly epidemic raged through the land and created a crisis like none before. With a blizzard approaching, airplanes were grounded. The only chance to save the people of Nome depended on teams of sled dogs.

The summer meeting of the Four Seasons Book Club features this extraordinary tale of survival in "The Cruelest Miles: The Heroic Story of Dogs and Men in a Race Against an Epidemic" by Gay Salisbury and Laney Salisbury.

Join the Four Seasons Book Club as they discuss the thrilling journey that inspired the Iditarod Sled Dog Race in Alaska. New members are welcome.

To sign up and reserve your copy, please call the Rolling Meadows Library at (847) 259-6050 and ask for the Reference Desk. The Four Seasons Book Club will meet on Wednesday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Rolling Meadows Library, 3110 Martin Lane, Rolling Meadows. Coffee, tea, and a sweet treat will be served. This nonfiction book club meets quarterly to discuss a different topic each season.

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