My name is Sandra Shane-DeBow, and I am a retired psychologist of law. I did research, writing, and lecturing on judicial decision making and still do pro bono consulting for not-for-profits. I’ve lived in Evanston for 44 years though I thought was coming here for three. I enjoy cycling, hiking, remote travel, reading, and family.
1) The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal (2010)
A poetic, historic and deeply moving family chronicle by a British ceramicist who becomes an expert in the netsuke carvings he inherits.
2) Triumph of the City by Edward Glasser (2011)
Exactly what the title promises, this is a peon to the critical value cities provide to the development and betterment of humanity. Glasser is an urban economist.
3) Goat Song by Brad Kessler (2009)
A charming and scientifically informative record of city folks moving to the county to raise milk goats.
4) Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver (2012)
A young woman tied by too early choices grows up. Themes touch on the importance of community and acceptance of differences with a marvelous sensitivity to natural surroundings.
5) Nothing to Be Frightened Of by Julian Barnes (2008)