Circling Back Home

A Plainswoman's Journey

One woman's story about family, faith, and endurance on the edge of the plains
Circling Back Home

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ISBN: 9780986035555
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ISBN: 9781941813010
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Will Rogers Medallion Award Finalist
WILLA Literary Award Finalist


"Because she writes well, and makes us care, it is a joy when Darcy Lipp-Acord can say, "I feel like I've finally arrived." How she gets there makes a fine story, one that might inspire, a good one to pass along to a friend."—Susan Schoch, Story Circle Book Reviews

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

"[Darcy] Lipp-Acord is one woman, but she tells a dozen stories, her ancestors’ voices mingling with her own: the farmers’ 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


A touching memoir, exploring the search for place and meaning

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.

Circling Back Home includes a foreword by Linda M. Hasselstrom, an award-winning author and poet whose works include Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet.

Listen to Darcy Lipp-Acord on South Dakota Public Radio's Dakota Midday.