Kip's Desert Book Club
relicts of a beautiful sea by christopher norment
august 6, 2018 in 29 palms

I am really excited to announce the book Relicts of a Beautiful Sea by Christopher Norment for the August 6th Desert Book Club meeting at 7:00 pm. Unlike most environmental books, filled with doom and gloom, this book is filled with hope and positive examples. It also is unique in that it describes our desert in terms of geologic time, which I found quite enlightening. Even if the latin animal names and the governmental topics slow you down, make sure you make it to the end to receive an inspirational message from Christopher to all of us. 
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desert solitaire by edward abbey
july 2, 2018 in joshua tree

This year the book Desert Solitaire by Edward Abbey is celebrating its 50th year of publication. Kat and Mitch Miller have been kind enough to invite the Desert Book Club to come to their house at 7:00 on July 2nd and honor this classic piece of desert literature. We will be sitting on the flagstone patio, under the misters, so remember to bring a folding chair if you have one handy.  The location is 2 houses south of Tonelise's place at 1517 McGarry. If driving from down town JT, turn north on Sunburst from highway 62, right on Golden, Left on Border and look for my big white Book Club sign and turn left on Sonora. About one mile later, look for another white sign at McGarry and turn right, I'll have another sign out in front of the house.

High Desert Test Kitchen
June ingredient: EPHEDRA or TUTUT
June 18, 2018 at copper mountain mesa community center



This month we’ll be working with a rather eerily beautiful and common desert dweller, ephedra. If you’re familiar with this plant, you may know it by another name. But I’ll encourage you to forget that one and read this story. Even if you are not familiar with this plant, I think you should read this story:

kip's desert book club
the flamethrowers by rachel kushner
june 4, 2018 in landers

Strap on your crash helmet and get ready for a motorcycle trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats with Rachel Kushner in her novel The Flamethrowers. This is but one aspect of this well written book, spanning the New York art scene of the 1970's to the battlefields of WW1. I predict we will have much to talk about when we meet in Landers at Colin and Amy's place at 7:00 pm on June 4th.