Great Books Council of San Francisco

Long Novel Weekend

Each year in the late summer, the Council devotes a weekend to a single long work of fiction. In 2015, the Long Novel Weekend will take place on August 29-30 at Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park. We will discuss Middlemarch by George Eliot.

There are two ways to register for this event!

1. Via postal mail: To download a flyer (PDF) with further information about the 2015 Long Novel Weekend, including a registration form to print and mail, please click this link or paste it into a browser:

2. Online: To register online for the event, please click this link or paste it into a browser, and then click that page's Register Now! button:


Long novel weekends in the recent past have featured discussions of 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 event coordinator Louise DiMattio at (415) 587-0398 or

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