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.'
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.