Our book group is part of the Tucson, Arizona contingent of Azenet, an AEA affiliate. Reading Evaluation in the Face of Uncertainty chapters 1-4 has stimulated the rich discussion and experience sharing that we had hoped for, among new and experienced evaluators. As JM anticipated in the intro, some read cases as they were cited, while others are waiting to read them later and are inserting our own experiences. None of us has discussed systematically common problems, surprises and solutions before. Can people learn to handle surprises before becoming evaluators/researchers? We agreed that the book would be a great read for an Evaluation II course. We’ve begun to call it Uncertainty in the Face of Evaluation…. More on our discussion next post.