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, and we will discuss Middlemarch by George Eliot.

For further information about the 2015 Long Novel Weekend, including a flyer and mail-in registration form, please click here. Online registration will also be available in 2015, as an alternative to mailing in the form.


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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