My name is Amie Elliott. I have only lived in Evanston for 4 years but have been visiting from neighboring towns for many more. I teach high school photography and drawing and love almost every minute of it! Anyone who loves EVERY minute of teaching is either a first-year teacher or a liar. Gardening, cooking and sewing take up most of my free time.
1) A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving (1989)
I reread this and still love it. Funny, charming and fairly gut-wrenching. Irving can be a bit long-winded sometimes (sorry to his devotees), but this is sharp and concise.