Kip's Desert Book Club
Nut Grass by James Hagerty
February 5, 2018 in Morongo valley

791 Author James Hagerty is looking forward to having us visit him on February 5th at 7pm at his house and studio in Morongo Valley. He was raised on a farm in Thermal, California in the 1950's and wrote his book, Nut Grass, about the dramatic travails of a rather dysfunctional migrant farm worker family who lived there for a while. Hard copies of this book have dried up recently, but it is available digitally on Amazon, and a few used copies are floating around on Alibris and Abe books. If you want a new paperback, contact me at The author has kindly provided me with a limited supply which I can mail to you for $20, including postage, in the USA.
To get to James' house from Joshua Tree, take Hwy 62 west and just before you get to downtown Morongo Valley, turn right on Valley View street, I'll have the white Book Club sign out. Drive about a mile and turn left on Aspen Dr and go for about another mile. You will be looking for 49988 Aspen Dr on your right. Be careful when using your GPS on this one, it could get you into trouble. We will be meeting in the music room where James promises to play jazz on the grand piano for us! If you are coming from Palm Springs, the highway now has a barrier that prevents left turns in front of Valley View, so you will have to go about a mile and turn around. See you in Morongo Valley! –Kip