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 take place on August 27-28, 2016 at Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park.

Please check back on this site in 2016 for information about the book to be discussed and how to register for the event.


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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