Returning Home To Build A New Life | KCUR

Returning Home To Build A New Life

Apr 24, 2014

It can be a lonely, difficult life when you’re a farmer on the high plains of western Kansas.

Julene Bair is the author of 'The Ogallala Road.'

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we discuss a new memoir about a woman who returned to the family farm. We talk with her about the hardships she faced-- ghosts from her past, adjusting back to farm life after years away and dealing with the looming threat of drought as the nearby river levels kept dropping.


  • Julene Bair, author of The Ogallala Road: A Memoir of Love and Reckoning

HEAR MORE: Julene Bair speak at 7 p.m. April 24, 2014 at Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 West 47th St., Kansas City, Mo. For ticket information, contact Rainy Day Books.