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Little Pasture on the Prairie: A Decade of Tales from a Western South Dakota Ranch

Eliza Blue

Little Pasture on the Prairie celebrates ten years of Eliza Blue's weekly newspaper column about life on a western South Dakota ranch, offering readers a selection of her writing spanning the last decade, from 2014 to the present.

A transplant from Minnesota, Eliza Blue came to South Dakota searching for a life of fulfillment and inspiration, ultimately finding herself and so much more on her "little pasture on the prairie." In Eliza's words, "These stories of my adventures--and misadventures--and the joy of waking up every day to the majesty of life on the northern plains, are my heart, my soul, the last of my youth, the beginning of my older age, and my offering at the altar of what it means to be human and to lead a life of service. I hope reading these columns brings you some measure of the peace and connection I received in writing them."

Author Christopher Vondracek provides a foreword, contextualizing Eliza's writing within the larger scope of South Dakota authors, and South Dakota poet laureate Bruce Roseland's blurb on the back cover invites readers to grab a cup of coffee and sit down with this book as one would with an old, dear friend.

Book Details

  • Publisher: South Dakota Historical Society Press
  • Publish Date: Jun 25th, 2024
  • Pages: 298
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781941813539
  • Categories: WomenWomen Authors

About the Author

Eliza Blue is a writer, folk musician, and rancher living on the short grass prairie of western South Dakota. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, the Guardian, and NPR's All Songs Considered. Her weekly column, Little Pasture on the Prairie, is carried by nineteen different print publications, and she has written and produced seasonal audio "postcards" from her ranch for South Dakota Public Broadcasting and Prairie Public Radio. Her first book, Accidental Rancher, was chosen as the Siouxland One Book 2023. Eliza currently hosts a show celebrating rural art and culture for PBS called Wish You Were Here with Eliza Blue, and she is the director of the Kithship Collective, an organization devoted to innovative, ecosystem-specific storytelling.