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The books that bite and sting us are the great books, by the greatest thinkers and writers of all time.  These are the books that can make you think - that can make you question who you are, what you're doing, and where you're going. The Great Books Foundation, together with its member organizations like the Great Books Council of San Francisco, offers you a way to discover these books. Great Books groups around the country have been reading and discussing the world's best literature for over 50 years. Please let us know if you're interested in joining us!

Events in 2017

Gold Country Mini-Retreat May 13

Discussion: Lady in Gold

Great Books Chicago May 5-7

Discussions: My Antonia; Her Own Accord

Picnic June 4

Discussion: Frankenstein

Long Novel Weekend July 22-23

Discussions: The Corrections

Wine Country Mini-Retreat October 7

Discussion: Native Son

Poetry Weekend November

Events in 2018

San Francisco Mini-Retreat Jan/Feb

Leader/Reader Workshop Feb/March

Asilomar Weekend April 13-15

Reading Matters Newsletter

Latest Issue: Spring-Summer 2017

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