Kip's desert book club
desert reckoning by deanne stillman
august 7, 2017 in north joshua tree



I am happy to report that Deanne Stillman, author of Desert Reckoning, will be joining us at 7:00 on August 7th to talk about this book and also her other work, including Twentynine Palms, which we read last August. The subtitle of this book is: "A town sheriff, a Mojave hermit, and the biggest manhunt in modern California history." I learned a lot about the Antelope Valley from this work and highly recommend it. Mary Sibley just finished Desert Reckoning and said she couldn't put it down! 

kip's desert book club
the land of little rain by mary austin
july 3, 2017 at the Glass outhouse gallery



I'm really looking forward to going out to the Glass Outhouse Gallery on Monday, July 3rd at 7pm. We will be discussing the classic desert book The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin and enjoying yet another stunning Wonder Valley sunset with our hosts Laurel and Frank. There are several inexpensive paperback editions available on the used book market, and the Penguin Nature Classics edition has an introduction by one of our favorite authors, Terry Tempest Williams. See you in Wonder Valley!

high desert test kitchen
june ingredient: acacia
june 19, 2017



JUNE INGREDIENT: CATCLAW OR "WAIT A MINUTE" BUSH, SENEGALIA GREGGII (FORMERLY ACACIA GREGGII)

kip's desert book club
juniper blue by susan lang
june 5, 2017 in wonder valley



Susan Lang wrote a series of 3 novels following the life of a powerful female Pipes Canyon original homesteader. I have been eager for us to read Juniper Blue, the second in the series for the June 5th Book Club meeting in Wonder Valley at 7:00.