"Circling Back Home" is the story of one woman, at a time when values of home, family, and care of the land seem increasingly absent, looking to her past to create a life of significance for her family. Her search takes her back to the prairie of her grandmothers, who survived personal hardships and lived off what the land provided. Darcy Lipp-Acord mourns the loss of one child and celebrates the birth of others, all while balancing her own desire to put down roots with her husband's life as an inherent ranch hand. Written over ten years, these essays compose a picture of endurance and grace as the author addresses her history and finds her way home. Lipp-Acord, a native of South Dakota, talked about her new book on Dakota Midday.
"Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman's Journey"
By Nathan Puhl • Feb 24, 2014