Kip's Desert Book Club
No Place for a Puritan by Ruth Nolan
may 2, 2016

I am so happy to announce that Ruth Nolan, editor of this month's Book Club book, No Place for a Puritan, will be joining us out in Wonder Valley at 7:00 pm on May 2nd. Ruth mentioned that supplies of the first edition are running low and she is talking to Heyday Books about a second run. Our faithful desert book readers can contact the publisher at to express their love for this desert classic so we don't lose a critical part of the desert literary canon. Our feedback can demonstrate a growing readership and keep this book in print.

Kip's Desert Book Club
Earthbound by Mari Collier
April 4, 2016

We are super fortunate to have our very talented, local author Mari Collier join us on April 4th when we discuss her novel Earthbound at Andrea Zittel's house in Joshua Tree. This novel is the first of 4 books describing the lives and adventures of space aliens who find themselves living on Earth on the western frontier. Earthbound is available on Kindle and at In the Morongo basin, Office supplies + in 29 Palms, Raven's Bookstore, and Rainbow Stew have signed copies as well. I hear that Barnes and Noble also carries the printed version. Mari mentioned that she will be bringing a few copies, which she will be more than happy to sign.

Scout books available for purchase!
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#1 and #2 of our self-published Scout Series is available in the HDTS store - Order your copy today!  

Kip's Desert Book Club
Skywater by Melinda Worth Popham
March 7, 2016

The novel Skywater by Melinda Worth Popham is the featured book for the March 7th Book Club meeting at Pat's house. Set in the Sonoran desert, this novel is unique in that it deals with environmental, ethical, and spiritual issues from a coyote's perspective.

Scout Series book release
at the 2016 LAABF
#1 Katie Bachler and #2 Katherine Ball

HDTS is excited to announce the release of our latest labor of love, #1 and #2 of our new Scout Book Series at the LAABF 2016!