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Circling Back Home: A Plainswoman's Journey
Darcy Lipp-Acord (author).
Print-version Price: $16.95


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117
6 x 9 inches
ISBN: 9780986035555


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". . . a great testament to the quintessential American values of hard work, risk-taking, adventure, and faith."— Girija Sankar, NewPages.com Book Reviews

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. 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 itinerant 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.

“[Darcy] Lipp-Acord is one woman, but she tells a dozen stories, her ancestors’ voices mingling with her own: the farmer’s daughter, the Catholic woman, the wife, the mother, the artist. . . . Circling Back Home reflects the life of a ranch woman in all its prismatic variety."—Linda M. Hasselstrom

Darcy Lipp-Acord, a native of South Dakota, is the granddaughter of German-Russian immigrants. She grew up on a farm worked by three generations of her family, and currently lives on a ranch with her husband, Shawn, and their six children near the Montana-Wyoming border.

Linda M. Hasselstrom writes poetry and nonfiction from her ranch in South Dakota. She founded the Windbreak House Writing Retreats, and her latest book is Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet.

Read the full NewPages.com review here