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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, June 16, 2010 13B unconventi nal love story, epic n vel and re WELCOME, GENTLE READER Adults and children--book- sellers, book club members, book lovers and librarians -- are invited to submit short "book reports" or recommen- dations on books they have read and want to share with others. To submit a recommenda- tion, include title and au- thor, your first name only, contact information, home- town and three to five para- graphs about the book and why it is recommended (or not). Any and all book re- ports are eligible, although the editor reserves the right to edit for grammar, style and length. Send submissions to Mona Hill by e-mail to, by fax at 283-3952 or mail to P.O. Box 13, Quincy, CA 95971. "A Dog's Purpose" by W. Bruce Cameron PUrPOSe I really enjoyed reading "A Dog's Purpose." Told from the dog's point of view, this story is about a dog that is re- born time a~Ftime again to: learn what his purpose is. The Sierra Institute's Cen- ter of Forestry will offer an up-close look at local birds at its next tour "Habitat for Birds and Humanity." Rising with the birds for this tour, participants will meet at 6:45 a.m. at the Chester Library Saturday, June 26. Tour participants will learn about local birds and critical wildlife habitat in the Lake Almanor basin in an interactive and special way. Ryan Burnett, wildlife biol- ogist with the Point keyes Bird Observatory, will be the guide for the day. Partici- pants start the day by visiting an active songbird research station where birds are caught, banded, identified and measured before being re- leased into their natural homes. Participants have the opportunity to see wild birds up close, ask the research team questions and perfect Need help If it's ing we can' ll find some o can. Calif. Lie. #453927 (530) 283-2035 Characters are rich and the complex story that inter- surroundings in her own book flows very well. This twines two families and the "personal" heaven. book would be for the canine effect that time travel has on Lastly, throughout the en- lovers out there, them. tire book I was waiting and Kelly Theresawanting justice for the High Sierra Books & Gifts Epilog Book killer .... Portola Quincy I would highly recommend "The Lovely Bones." "The Time Traveler's Wife" "The Lovely Bones" Theresa by Audrey Niffenegger by Alice Sebold Epilog Book Quincy In this unconventional love story, Henry and Clare meet and fall in love (just not This epic novel took me on at the same time). Clare has a roller coaster ride of emo- loved Henry all her life, first tion. Most people who choose meeting him at age 6. When this book already know the she casually meets him after premise is the tragic death of many years apart, Clare 14-year-old Susie Salmon. I can't believe it's him and was prepared for that, but not Henry (this Henry) has never for the detail in which it was met Clare. revealed. Henry is a time traveler. After reading the first two Since he was a little boy, he chapters, I wanted to quit has been popping from pre- (just give up on this one). Af- sent time to the past or fu- ter talking to a friend who ture. He has no control over had read the book, I was en- this "genetic disorder" and it couraged to go forth and con- causes Henry many prob- tinue. I am glad I did; this sto- lems. Imagine being at work ry is so beautifully told. and all of a sudden you are in I really bonded with the an alley naked not knowing characters. They were very what day or year it is. What believable and I could identify do you do? How do you get with then]. I wanted to know back home? Did I mention how they handled their lives naked? after the death of Susie. Told The author writes an origi- from every point of view -- hal story full of great charac- mother, father, siblings, ters. I found myself there with friends, schoolmates, detec- them through the struggles tires and the killer -- it made and successes, you connect with each person There is a lot of switching and see how Susie's death from past to present and made an impact in their lives. Henry's point of view to At the same time I Clare's flint took s6ni~ time: w~rlfeLI Susie to pr0~ h~r' to get used to. Overall it's a death and adjust to her new ur their identification skills, threats to this habitat, oppor- After a memorable morning tunities for habitat restora- with Ryan Burnett and his tion, and implications for crew, participants will re- land management. board a hired bus and head to Space is limited, call early a meadow area along Lake to reserve a place. Morning Almanor. refreshments, lunch and Walking out to the meadow, transportation are provided they keep their eyes open for as part of the tour, which will uncommon species like the conclude by 1:30 p.m. Cost is willow flycatcher and sand- $50 per person, advanced reg- hill crane, istration is required. A picnic lunch in the mead- Some moderate, level hik- ow includes discussion about ing and walking is involved. birds and habitat in the Lake People of all ages and abilities Almanor basin. Discussion welcome and organizers will will focus on why the A1- work to accommodate every- manor Basin offers premier one. Sierra Nevada bird habitat. In Call Lauri Rawlins-Betta at addition, participants will 284-1022 to reserve a space on learn about some of the major the tour. PLUMAS PINES L Live Music with Friday, June 18 Starting at 9:30 p.m. $5 cover, FREE for dinner guests SAVE THESE DATES: Tuesday, July 6 -Tapas! Bar / deck specials, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 13 - Far East Asia Bar/deck specials, 6-9 p.m. Longboards 836-111 ,Father's Day Golf Speciah at Plumas Pines Golf Resort Dad plays FREE with one full-paying guest! Call for Tee Times Check out our website: www.plumaspinesgolfcom Longboards Bar & Grill at Plumas Pines Golf Resort 402 Road, Blairsden - Graeagle Editor's note: I heartily agree with Theresa's review. This is a difficult subject, beautifully written and very inspiring. "The Checklist Manifesto" by Atul Gawande MMIIR * I A'F U L GAWAND E In 1935, the U.S. Army Air brief enough to fit on an in- Corps held a competition for dex card, that all pilots airplane manufacturers vy- could follow quickly and ac- ing to build the military's curately -- and the Flying next-generation long-range Fortress went on to fly 1.8 bomber. Boeing Corpora- million miles without one tion's new Model 299, dubbed accident. The army ulti- the Flying Fortress, had mately ordered almost 13,000 trounced the designs of Mar- of the aircraft, called the B- tin and Douglas; could carry 17, which gave the Allies a five times the payload the decisive air advantage in army had requested; and World War II. could fly faster than previ- Atul Gawande is an experi- ous bombers and almost enced surgeon, and he is not twice as far. surprised to see intelligent, The army planned to order capable people make mistakes at least 65 of the bombers, because their tasks are so Army brass and manufactur- complicated. The use of a ing executives watched the checklist, whether for sur- plane take off smoothly and geons, pilots or people who climb sharply. Then it stalled, build skyscrapers, can radi- turned on one wing and rally reduce errors and im- crashed in a fiery explosion prove the results in all these that killed two of the fields. crewmembers, including the This book describes cir- pilot, cumstances in a variety of The crash, which was fields where the development found to be due to pilot er- of a brief checklist can dra- for, almost bankrupted Boe- matically improve an out- ing, with its new plane con- come. He pays particular at- sidered too complex for one tention to medicine, his own man to fly. However, a group area of expertise, but the en- of test pilots got together grossing variety of topics and came up with a novel so- shows how widely useful this lution. Rather than requir- concept can be. ing more pilot training, they Ruth drew up a simple checklist, Quincy PLUMAS Carol's Cafe & West Shore Dell Open Thursday through Monday ..... 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