kip's desert book club
gold fame citrus by claire vaye watkins
october 2, 2017 at the palms

In her novel Gold Fame Citrus, Claire Vaye Watkins uses her writing skills to spin a possible future for California after our precious water supplies dry up. It is an adventure well worth taking, where the ever-growing Mojave desert becomes one of the main characters. If you happen to be allergic to post-apocalyptic novels, give this one a chance, it has hope and a big heart at its core. 

Kip's Desert Book Club
The Man Who Quit Money by Mark Sundeen
September 4th in Joshua Tree

I'm looking forward to reading Andrea's pick for the September 4th Book Club meeting, The Man Who Quit Money, by Mark Sundeen. At 7:00 pm at Andrea's house, we will be talking about how Daniel Suelo left his last $30 in a phone booth and started living his life without money in the Utah canyonlands. To get to the meeting place, drive east on Hwy 62 and just outside of JT,  turn right (south) on the dirt road in front of the Bail Bonds office (Neptune.), then follow my nifty white Book Club signs to guide you in. Plenty of parking is available if you continue past the house to the studio on the upper level. Can't wait to see you there!

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!