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Description - Circling Back Home by Darcy Lipp-Acord

At a time when values of frugality, home, family, and care of the land seem increasingly absent, one woman looks 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 births of others, all while balancing her own desire to put down roots with her husband's life as a 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780986035555
ISBN-10: 0986035556
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 117
Imprint: South Dakota State Historical Society
Publisher: South Dakota State Historical Society
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Darcy Lipp-Acord

The granddaughter of German-Russian immigrants, Darcy Lipp-Acord grew up in Timber Lake, South Dakota, on a farm worked by three generations of her family. She currently lives on a ranch with her husband, Shawn, and their six children near the Montana-Wyoming border. She won the Wyoming Arts Council's Frank Nelson Doubleday Award for women writers, and her essays have appeared in several anthologies, including Woven on the Wind. Linda M. Hasselstrom, who founded the Windbreak House Writing Retreats, writes poetry and nonfiction from her ranch in South Dakota. Her latest book is Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet.