- May 24, 2019
Book Event: Dean Kuipers & Lauri Kranz
- The Deer Camp by Dean Kuipers
- A Garden Can Be Anywhere by Lauri Kranz with Dean Kuipers
Friday, May 24 at 7:00pm – Free Admission
Join us for Supper beforehand at 6:15pm – fried beans, pulled chicken and tostadas plus salad rice and beans ($10 member & $12.50 general). RSVP for Supper at 518-822-8100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Copies of The Deer Camp and A Garden Can Be Anywhere to be available at the TSL Book Space
Update! Dean Kuipers and Lauri Kranz will be present at the Hudson Farmers Market on Saturday, May 25 (the day after the reading) with copies of their books available for purchase and signing. The Farmer’s Market is from 9am to 1pm at 6th and Columbia Street in Hudson, NY.
The Deer Camp: A Memoir of a Father, a Family, and the Land that Healed Them (Bloomsbury Publishing) by Dean Kuipers
“The Deer Camp is an astonishing, impossible-to-put-down memoir that engages our largest conflicts—generational, psychological, global—with a rarified combination of rigor, grace, and levity. ‘The big problems can be solved only by small solutions,’ a friend tells author Dean Kuipers, and Kuipers’ radical, small solutions are sentences—one brutally true sentence after the next—that together accrue the breathing power of a wild landscape capable of reconciling, as only the land can, an estranged father and his sons. Luminous, vital, at times even hilarious, The Deer Camp is one of the most necessary books I’ve read in years.”
—Chris Dombrowski, author of Body of Water
Some families have to dig hard to find the love that holds them together. Some have to grow it out of the ground.
Bruce Kuipers was good at hunting, fishing and working, but not at much else that makes a real father or husband. Conflicted, angry, and a serial cheater, he destroyed his relationship with his wife, Nancy, and alienated his three sons—journalist Dean, woodsman Brett, and troubled yet brilliant fisherman Joe. He distrusted people and clung to rural America as a place to hide.
So when Bruce purchased a 100-acre hunting property as a way to reconnect with his sons, they resisted. The land was the perfect bait, but none of them knew how to be together as a family. Conflicts arose over whether the land—an old farm that had been degraded and reduced to a few stands of pine and blowing sand—should be left alone or be actively restored. After a decade-long impasse, Bruce acquiesced, and his sons proceeded with their restoration plan. What happened next was a miracle of nature.
Dean Kuipers weaves a beautiful and surprising story about the restorative power of land and of his own family, which so desperately needed healing. Heartwarming and profound, The Deer Camp is the perfect story of fathers, sons, and the beauty and magic of the natural world.
DEAN KUIPERS has studied and written about the field of environmental politics and the human-nature relationship for decades. He is the author of Burning Rainbow Farm and Operation Bite Back. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Outside, The Atlantic, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, and Playboy. He lives in Los Angeles.
A Garden Can Be Anywhere (Abrams Books) by Lauri Kranz with Dean Kuipers
“Lauri has given me the gift of the perfect garden . . . The veggies and the birds’ songs bring me back to earth every time!”
—Katy Perry, singer, songwriter
“A Garden Can Be Anywhere gives you the skills to become a kind of micro farmer within dreamy landscapes that are actually possible at your very own home.”
—Jenni Konner, director, writer, producer; showrunner and writer of the HBO series Girls
Nourishment and beauty were once separate goals for gardening, but Lauri Kranz, founder of Edible Gardens LA, is working hard to change that. Through gorgeous gardens created for her well-known clientele, including James Beard Award-winning chefs, celebrities, and rock stars, Lauri produces spaces that are compelling to the senses and full of abundant organic food. In A Garden Can Be Anywhere, Lauri shares her secrets for planning, planting, growing, and maintaining luscious edible gardens, no matter the setting or size of the plot.
More and more people are craving a patch of land for growing, but they don’t know where to begin. Combining inspirational photographs of Lauri’s completed projects with step-by-step advice, this hardworking guide teaches novice gardeners everything they need to know. From where to build your garden to what to plant to the question of water and how to cook from your bounty—Lauri covers it all. A Garden Can Be Anywhere is an essential resource for growing a beautiful and abundant edible garden.
LAURI KRANZ is the owner and founder of Edible Gardens LA (ediblegardensla.com), where she creates lush, edible landscapes and vegetable gardens for chefs, restaurants, museums, schools, and anyone interested in growing their own food. Lauri and her gardens have been featured in magazines including, Martha Stewart Living, ELLE Decor, Architectural Digest, Town & Country and Marie Claire and has been featured on NBC’s Today show.