Acquired via BookCrossing 24 Feb 2010 – from Sorcha’s TBR cull

A novel based on an attempt at a trans-America road race in the 1930s, this would possibly not appeal to the non-runner, although it is a good story with plenty of twists, politics, and some violence.  It is a little old-fashioned in terms of the descriptions of some characters (the little Mexican, the icy Finn etc and the descriptions of the woman in the race) but it’s also a good old-fashioned story, the likes of which you don’t get much any more, and some excellent descriptions of actual running (the author has coached athletics teams at a high level, and it shows)

I think I’ll save this to release around the Half Marathon in October.