Great Books Council of San Francisco

Long Novel Weekend

Each year in the late summer, the San Francisco Council devotes a weekend to a single long work of fiction.

The next Long Novel Weekend will be on August 27-28, 2016 at the Vallombrosa Center in Menlo Park, CA. We will spend the weekend discussing

The Golden Bowl

by Henry James.

There are two ways to get more details and register for this event:

To view and download a registration form (PDF) for printing and mailing, please click here.

To view registration details and register online with PayPal or a credit card, please click here.

Questions? Contact event coordinator Scott Shafer at or 650-833-8010.


Long novel weekends in the recent past have featured discussions of Middlemarch, The Man Without Qualities, Vol. 1; Moby Dick; David Copperfield; Look Homeward, Angel; The Magic Mountain; Vanity Fair; The Cairo Trilogy; The Sound and the Fury; Sons and Lovers; Anna Karenina; Parade's End; and Crime and Punishment.

For more information about the Long Novel Weekend, please contact Rob Calvert at 510-524-6617 or

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